Hedwig Courths-Mahler

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Hedwig Courths-Mahler [he:tviç kurts ma:ler], née Ernestine Friederike Elisabeth Mahler (February 18, 1867, Nebra/Unstrut – November 26, 1950, Rottach-Egern, Bavaria) was a German writer of formula fiction romantic novels. She used the pseudonyms Relham, H. Brand, Gonda Haack, Rose Bernd.

To this day, her novels see regular reprints in economic dime novel format by genre fiction publisher Bastei Lübbe, making her the most popular female German writer by number of sold copies. It is estimated that by the time of her death in 1950, 80 million copies of her works had been sold.[1] Throughout the 1970s, five of her novels were adapted as telemovies, made by and shown on Süddeutscher Rundfunk.

Literary works[edit]

  • Die wilde Ursula (novel, 1912)
  • Die Bettelprinzeß (novel, 1914)
  • Griseldis (novel, 1916)
  • Ich will (novel, 1916)
  • Meine Käthe (novel, 1917)
  • Eine ungeliebte Frau (novel, 1918)
  • Die schöne Unbekannte (novel, 1918)
  • Der Scheingemahl (novel, 1919)
  • Das Stille Weh (1919)
  • Was Gott zusammenfügt (novel, unbekannt)
  • Die Flucht vor der Ehe (novel, 1934)

Films[edit]

  • Das Stille Weh (1919)[2]
  • You Are the Life (1921)
  • Liebe und Ehe (1923)[3]
  • Die Bettelprinzeß
  • Griseldis
  • Die Kriegsbraut
  • Der Scheingemahl
  • Eine ungeliebte Frau
  • Durch Liebe erlöst

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graf, Andreas (2000). Hedwig Courths-Mahler, DTV: Munich, ISBN 3-423-31035-9, p. 7-9
  2. ^ "The German Early Cinema database". 
  3. ^ DIF - Deutsches Filminstitut, Frankfurt am Main - Liebe und Ehe, prüf. Nr. 7402

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