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Theodor Storm Der Schimmelreiter (German)

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Theodor Storm: Der Schimmelreiter Theodor Storm wurde 1817 in Husum geboren und studierte an der Universität Kiel. Er erhielt durch seinen Vater und seine Großmutter einen großen Märchenschatz vermittelt und war sehr tief in seine Heimat verwurzelt. Diese Heimatliebe kommt auch sehr stark in seinen Erzählungen zum Ausdruck. Er arbeitete als Rechtsanwalt und Justizbeamter wie sein Vater. Storm starb im Juli 1888 in Hardermarschen bei Husum. Andere Werke sind: Der Doppelgänger, Bötjer Basch, Ein Fest auf Haderslevhuus,... Seine bedeutendsten Novellen schrieb er in den 70er und 80er Jahren des 19.Jh.. Für sein Alterswerk "Der Schimmelreiter" verwendete er bei den Vorarbeiten 1885 zwei Chroniken, begann jedoch erst im Juli 1886 zu schreiben und beendete sein Werk im Februar 1888.Die Novelle "Der Schimmelreiter" handelt von einem Mann, der auf seinem Ritt in die Stadt in ein Unwetter gerät und einer Gestalt auf einem Schimmel begegnet. Er hält an einem Wirtshaus, wo ihm folgende Geschichte erzählt wird: Ein gescheiter junger Knecht, Hauke Haien, der eigentlich die Arbeit des Deichgrafen macht, wird nach dessen Tod selbst in dieses Amt erhoben, weil er dessen Tochter heiratet und somit genug Land besitzt. Um dem Gerücht, er sei nur seiner Frau wegen Deichgraf geworden, entgegenzuwirken, plant er den Bau eines neuen Deiches mit einem neuen Profil. Er findet wenig Zustimmung in der Bevölkerung, doch die Sache wird genehmigt. Zur selben Zeit breitet sich ein Gerücht aus, dass ein Pferdegerippe auf einer Hallig im Mondlicht lebendig wird. Nachdem Hauke eines Tages aus der Stadt mit einem verwahrlosten Schimmel nach Hause kommt, sei davon jedoch nichts mehr zu sehen. Man sagt das Tier wäre vom Teufel geritten. Nach neun Jahren Ehe schenkt seine Frau Elke ihm eine Tochter, Wienke, welche jedoch...

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