A Translation of Ellernklipp by Theodor Fontane
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Ellernklipp was written in the years 1879/80 and first appeared in published form in 1881. Though Theodor Fontana was sixty years old when he began work on this "Novelle", it is nonetheless one of his earliest works. Up until the end of the 1870s Fontana had worked as an apothecary and a journalist and had written lyric poetry and geographical. descriptions; however, his first novel, Vor dem Sturm, did not appear until 1879.