Henriette Paalzow

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Henriette Paalzow, 1840

Henriette von Paalzow, née Wach (1788, Berlin – 30 October 1847, Berlin) was a German historical novelist.

Henriette Wach was the sister of the painter Karl Wilhelm Wach.[1] She married a Prussian officer, Major Paalzow, in 1816, though the marriage was dissolved in 1821. Her historical novels were compared to those of Walter Scott.[2]


  • (anon.) Godwie-Castle, 3 vols, 1838
  • St. Roche, 3 vols, 1839. Translated into English by James Justinian Morier as St. Roche. A romance, from the German, 1847
  • Thomas Thurnau, 3 vols, 1843. Translated into English by Mary Howitt as The citizen of Prage, 1846.
  • Jakob van der Rees, 1844


  1. ^ Petra Wilhelmy-Dollinger, Die Berliner Salons: mit historisch-literarischen Spaziergänge, Walter de Gruyter, 2000, p.171
  2. ^ 'Paalzow, Henriette', in Henry & Mary Garland, eds., The Oxford Companion to German Literature, 3rd ed., Oxford University Press, 1997, p.646

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