Lion Feuchtwanger: Die hässliche Herzogin [The Ugly Duchess. A Historical Romance]

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Begun in the autumn of 1922 and completed within ten months, Lion Feuchtwanger’s second novel was published in 1923 as Die hässliche Herzogin (later editions were titled Die hässliche Herzogin Margarete Maultasch). It became an international bestseller, and together with Jud Süss established Feuchtwanger’s reputation as a historical novelist of the first rank, and was translated into seventeen languages. The fine English translation by Willa and Edwin Muir was published by in 1927 as The Ugly Duchess. A Historical Romance.

Set in the fourteenth century and grounded in careful historical research, the novel focuses on …

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Wallace, Ian. "Die hässliche Herzogin". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 July 2006
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