The Man Who Sees Ghosts
by Friedrich von Schiller commissioned and published by
A German Prince on his European Tour is residing in Venice.
He appears to be thoroughly grounded and intelligent and
exposes the attempt on the part of an infamous fake sorceror to
dupe him as a clever hoax. However, first he gets lured into
gambling and then, the coup de grace, into falling in love.
In this way what transpires to be Catholic plot to bring him
back into the arms of Rome succeeds.
What the critics said:
“Pushkin Press certainly know how to bring out the beauty in a novel:
this pocket-sized edition is so pretty it’s hard not to judge the book by
its cover. You wouldn’t be far wrong in doing so either, however the
old saying goes, because Schiller’s narrative, Der Geisterseher, newly
translated by David Bryer, is every bit as beautiful and haunting as its
covers suggest.” Tobias Hill in The Times, December 20th 2003
“This single attempt [by Schiller] at novel writing is a supernatural
gothic classic.” The Glasgow Herald 13th December 2003
“It is love which is the prince’s undoing, and the novel comes to life at
its recounting. ‘Is it possible never to have known, never to have
missed something and then a few moments later to be living for this
alone?’ the prince asks.” The Guardian December 27th 2003
“This handsome reissue … is an immensely welcome curiosity … a
wonderfully weird little work.” S.B. Kelly in The Scotsman 8th