Friday, 26 November 2010

Peter Schlemihl: The Shadowless Man

Peter Schlemihl's Remarkable Story (“Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte”) written in 1814 by Adelbert von Chamisso, is the story of a bohemian scientist called Peter Schlemihl, who sells his shadow to the Devil for a wallet always filled with money, only to wander the earth alone.
Chamisso (1781-1838), who will not only be remembered as a poet, but also as a botanist left a classic book to the German literature.