No Way Back

No Way Back

Afterword by: Hugh Rorrison
Afterword by: Helen Chambers
Translator: Hugh Rorrison
Translator: Helen Chambers

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141392158
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


A classic novel about marriage and betrayal from the great German realist

Gregarious and adventurous, Count Helmuth Holk is delighted to be called away from his solemn and pious wife to the distant court of a Danish princess. Swept up in the romance of his new surroundings, he does not realize that everyone there is not what they seem—a fact that causes him to make a decision that has fatal consequences. A tragicomic novel of a failing marriage and modern sexual politics, No Way Back is full of the irony, elegance, and masterly dialogue for which Theodor Fontane is acclaimed.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
No Way Back

No Way Back

Theodor Fontane, Afterword by: Hugh Rorrison, Afterword by: Helen Chambers, Translator: Hugh Rorrison, Translator: Helen Chambers

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