Lewald (1811-1889), the best-selling German woman writer in the nineteenth century, proved akeen and perceptive observer of the social, artistic, and political life of her times, of which these Recollections offer an excellent example. Written from a woman's perspective, this first-hand account of the revolutions in both Germany and France must be considered a unique document. It is further enhanced by her detailed description of the Frankfurt Parliament and her relationships with many of the prominent politicians and thinkers of that eventful period.
Chapter 1. The Journey from Oldenburg to Paris
Chapter 2. March in the French Republic
Chapter 3. Berlin, Spring, 1848
Chapter 4. Summer in Hamburg and Helgoland
Chapter 5. Frankfurt am Main, October, 1848
Chapter 6. Berlin in November and December, 1848