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The condemned of Altona; a play in five acts.

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: New York, Knopf, 1961.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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Sartre summarizes the plot in the program notes of the play: "A family of big German industrialists, the von Gerlachs, live near Hamburg in an ugly old mansion in the middle of a park. When the curtain rises, the father, who has only six months to live, calls together his daughter Leni, his younger son Werner, and Werner's wife Johanna, in order to inform them of his last wishes. Johanna guesses that, after the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980.
Condemned of Altona.
New York, Knopf, 1961
(OCoLC)574603716
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Paul Sartre
OCLC Number: 343752
Description: 178 pages 21 cm
Other Titles: Séquestrés d'Altona.
Responsibility: Translated from the French by Sylvia and George Leeson.

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Sartre summarizes the plot in the program notes of the play: "A family of big German industrialists, the von Gerlachs, live near Hamburg in an ugly old mansion in the middle of a park. When the curtain rises, the father, who has only six months to live, calls together his daughter Leni, his younger son Werner, and Werner's wife Johanna, in order to inform them of his last wishes. Johanna guesses that, after the father's death, her husband will be sacrificed, as always, to Franz, the elder son. The latter, who has been officially reported dead, has locked himself up, since his return from the front, and refuses to see anyone except his younger sister Leni. In order to save Werner, Johanna determines to investigate the mystery of Franz's seclusion. In doing so, she unwittingly serves her father-in-law's ends. Old von Gerlach makes use of her in order to obtain the interview with Franz which the latter has refused him for thirteen years..."

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