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John Lane Company, NY, 1913. Translated by Beatrice Marshall. Brick red cloth, black letters. Spine bumping, hd & ft, corners. P.O.'s signature on inside front board, crosswise. Small previous seller's price, in pencil, to top corner of fff. No other marks. Spine is slightly sun-faded, with a couple of darker scrape marks alongside. A little spine slant, but book is still solidly bound. Small bookseller's label to back board, at bottom, from Los Angeles. 347 pages.
First published as Der Katzensteg ("Cats' Bridge"), in 1890.
Hermann Sudermann (30 September 1857 – 21 November 1928) was a German dramatist and novelist. During the 20th century, his plays were the basis of more than thirty films. After 1945, his plays and novels were almost completely forgotten. He is chiefly remembered today for his Lithuanian stories, for his autobiography, and for the 1927 silent films "Sunrise", based on his short story Die Reise nach Tilsit ("The Excursion to Tilsit"), from the Collection Litauische Geschichten (Lithuanian Stories), "The Song of Songs", starring Marlene Dietrich, based on his novel Das Hohe Lied, and "Flesh and the Devil", starring Greta Garbo, based on his novel The Undying Past. Sudermann had a stroke in 1928, and died of a lung infection shortly afterwards, in Berlin, at age 71.