Aphrodite: A Romance of Ancient Hellas by Ernst Eckstein (plus more on Eckstein)

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ColleenMc
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Post by ColleenMc » October 4th, 2018, 7:56 am

I recently read a section of the World's Story volume currently in progress (Volume 4 - Greece and Rome)* called "In the Temple of Aphrodite" by Ernst Eckstein -- it seemed to pick up and leave off in the middle of a longer story, which made me curious and I poked around a bit.

Sure enough, it appears to be an excerpt from a novel by Eckstein, published in English in 1886. The bit I read for the World's Story volume was intriguing enough that I thought there might be some interest in the full book, so here it is:

https://archive.org/details/aphroditearoman00ecksgoog/page/n7


Ernst Eckstein (1845-1900) was a German humorist, novelist, and poet. Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Eckstein

Project Gutenberg has several of his works in German: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=ernst+eckstein

Internet Archive has many of his German works also:
https://archive.org/search.php?query=ernst+eckstein&and[]=languageSorter%3A%22German%22

In addition, Internet Archive has several of his novels in English translation:
https://archive.org/search.php?query=ernst+eckstein&and[]=languageSorter%3A%22English%22

*Thread on the World's Story volume if you are interested -- still a couple of sections left unclaimed!

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=71519&hilit=world+story


Colleen

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