German writers: Theodor Storm

Theodor Storm (full name Hans Theodor Wolsen Storm was born on 14 September 1817 in Husum, Germany, close to the Danish border. He died on 4 July 1888.

He studied law but then became one of the most important authors of 19th-century German Literary realism.

At school in Germany we had to read some of his books. I remember reading ‘Der Schimmelreiter’ (‘The Rider on the White Horse’ in English) and ‘Pole Poppenspäler’ (‘Paul the Puppeteer’ in English). I even found one of my old school books in a cupboard!

It made me search online and there are quite a few websites with things for you to read.

Once you’ve had a read of some of his poems, please come back here and tell me which one you liked best.

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