Historical Introduction 'No Way Back' Afterword by Helen Chambers Historical Glossary
Theodor Fontane (1819-98) became accepted in the 20th century as Germany's finest realist novelist. He is the author of 17 novels and novellas including 'Effi Briest' (also translated by Hugh Rorrison and Helen Chambers; now published in Penguin Classics), 'Cecile' (Angel Classics), and 'On Tangled Paths' (Angel Classics).
"What interests here is the narrative voice, the deft evocation of period manners, and the probing of perennial concerns." -- Review of Contemporary Fiction "Review of Contemporary Fiction"