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Ernst Alexander August George Wichert (11 March 1831–21 January 1902) was a German author and jurist.

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Biography

Wichert was born in Insterburg, Prussia (today Chernyakhovsk, Russia) and visited school in Pillau and Königsberg.

He studied law at the University of Königsberg and worked as an Assessor in Memel. In 1860 Wichert became a district judge in Prökuls (today Priekulė, Lithuania). In 1863 he returned to Königsberg as a judge at the local court and became an Oberlandesgerichtsrat in 1877 (sometimes also 1879 is reported). In 1888 Wichert moved to Berlin, where he became Kammergerichtsrat at the Berlin Kammergericht, retired in 1896 and died in 1902.[1]

Next to his profession as a judge Ernst Wichert published 34 stage plays, 28 Novels and 15 multivolumed Novellas.

Works

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Stage Plays

  • Unser General York, 1858
  • Der Withing von Samland, 1860
  • Licht und Schatten, 1861
  • Der Narr des Glücks, 1871
  • Ein Schritt vom Wege, 1873
  • Die Realisten, 1874
  • Biegen oder Brechen, 1874
  • An der Majorsecke, 1875
  • Die Frau für die Welt, 1876
  • Der Freund des Fürsten, 1879
  • Peter Munk, 1882
  • Im Dienst der Pflicht, 1896

Novels and Novellas

  • Aus anständiger Familie, 1866
  • Heinrich von Plauen, 1881 Onlineversion
  • Litauische Geschichten, 1881
  • Aus dem Leben, Novella, 1882
  • Unter einer Decke, Novella, 1883
  • Der Große Kurfürst in Preußen, 1887
  • Der Bürgermeister von Thorn,
  • Kleine Passionen,

Autobiographie

  • Richter und Dichter. Ein Lebensausweis, 1899

Screen Adaption

  • Elzes Leben (Elzė iš Giljos), a film version of Der Schaktarp, (Lit-D, 1999), directed by Algimantas Puipa, appearing Eglė Jaselskytė, Aušra Venckunaitė

Literature

  • Margot Braun: Ernst Wicherts Roman "Der Große Kurfürst in Preußen". Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des historischen Romans im 19. Jahrhundert. Würzburg-Aumühle

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