Enchanted Wanderer: The Life of Carl Maria von Weber

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CHAPTER V

A Young Man and His Friends
Freudvoll
Und leidvoll,
Gedankenvoll sein,
Langen
Und bangen
In schwebender Pein,
Himmelhoch jauchzend,
Zum Tode betrübt,
Glücklich allein
1st die Seele, die liebt
.*
--GOETHE

CARL AND HIS DAZED FATHER FLED TO MANNHEIM. IN THAT CITY the wretched old man had begun a career which promised the continued brightness of the rainbow's arch; even at this nadir of his fortunes, shattered in mind and body, he hoped to find friends who would help him build upon the ruins. He thought it strange to find so many dead; it gratified him to feel his tougher fiber. No one remembered the dashing young officer of the Horse Guards, if indeed he had ever existed; he could not interest anyone in his

____________________
*
"Joyful And sorrowful, Thoughts high, thoughts low, Trembling And fearing the heart-crushing blow, Leaping to heaven, Prone on the ground, Welcome gladness or woe Since in both love is found."

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xi
  • Chapter I- Noisy Webers 3
  • Chapter II- Father and Son 19
  • Chapter III- Lad''s Will 38
  • Chapter IV- Stranger at the Erl-King''s Palace 53
  • Chapter V 65
  • Chapter VI- Further Search for the Blue Flower 80
  • Chapter VII- Pilgrim and Stranger 93
  • Chapter VIII- Soul in Bondage 115
  • Chapter IX- Wanderer''s Night Song 137
  • Chapter X- The Lovely Town 151
  • Chapter XI- Bridal Chorus 170
  • Chapter XII 179
  • Chapter XIII- The Great Year 188
  • Chapter XIV- Top of the Mountain 206
  • Chapter XV- Sister Euryanthe 219
  • Chapter XVI- Sehnsucht 238
  • Chapter XVII- Journey without End 249
  • Chapter XVIII- Weber in London 260
  • Chapter XIX- The Lonely Heart 279
  • Appendix I- Fürstenau on Weber''s Treatment in London 289
  • Appendix II- The Descendants of Franz Anton Weber''s First Marriage 292
  • Notes 299
  • A Weber Bibliography 321
  • Index 339
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