Song of the Bell
- Schiller, Friedrich

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This translation of Schiller’s ‘Song of the Bell’ by W.H. Furness photographically reproduces various illustrations by Carl Jaeger and Adelbart Mueller to accompany the poem. Furness’ translation, first published in 1849, followed the appearance of his collaboration with Frederic Henry Hedge, Prose Writers of Germany (1848), one of the first books to make German authors available to an American audience. He later published Gems of German Verse (1853), and is known also for translations, among others, of Ludwig Uhland and Heinrich Heine. In Jaeger and Mueller’s illustrations, it is interesting to note that the bell does not feature in any of them; the illustrators preferring to present tableaux from the scenes of human life depicted in the poem.

Book Details

Author: Schiller, Friedrich
Title: Song of the Bell
Publication Year: 1872
Poets Featured: Schiller, Friedrich
Photographers Featured: Jaeger, Carl; Mueller, Adelbart
Subjects: German poetry, Translations into English
Photographic process: Albumen prints

This book can be found in the University of St Andrews Library catalogue HERE

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