She traveled much in the East, married Omar al-Raschid Bey (born as Friedrich Arnd) at Istanbul, and settled down in Munich. In 1888 her sketches of Weimar (Ratsmädelgeschichten) brought her a large measure of fame. She showed now and then a leaning toward the Romantic school, but on the whole her high power of description is realistic and her writings are imbued with passion.
- Novellen (1882)
- Es hat nicht Sein Sollen (It shouldn't have been, 1891)
- Das Recht der Mutter (The mother's right, 1896; new ed., 1903)
- Neue Ratsmädel- und Weimarische Geschichten (1897)
- Halbtier (Half animal, 1899)
- Sommerbuch (1902)
- Die Kristallkugel (The crystal ball, 1903)
- Isebies (1911)
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- German Wikipedia says she was born in 1856.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Böhlau, Helene". Encyclopedia Americana.