THE LITERARY TREATMENT OF A NATION'S DOWNFALL: FONTANE'S DEPICTION OF PRE-JENA PRUSSIA.
STANFORD UNIV CALIF
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The condition of society in Prussia during the Napoleonic era prior to the 1806 Battle of Jena is reviewed as it is depicted in the novel of Theodor Fontane that appeared in 1883, Schach von Wuthenow. In that novel, Fontane is credited with exposing Prussian aristocracy along with portraying accurately the downfall of Prussia.