COUNTESS IDA VON HAHN-HAHN
\kˈa͡ʊntɛs ˈa͡ɪdə vˈɒn hˈɑːnhˈɑːn], \kˈaʊntɛs ˈaɪdə vˈɒn hˈɑːnhˈɑːn], \k_ˈaʊ_n_t_ɛ_s ˈaɪ_d_ə v_ˈɒ_n h_ˈɑː_n_h_ˈɑː_n]\
Definitions of COUNTESS IDA VON HAHN-HAHN
Sort: Oldest first
A German novelist; born at Tressow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, June 22, 1805; died at Mainz, May 12, 1880. Domestic troubles involving a separation from her husband turned her mind to travel and literature. The scenes familiar to her were reproduced in her novels, which met with popular favor, particularly "Ulrich" and "Two Women". At the height of her career she became a convert to the Catholic faith. She now produced various books of a proselytizing nature, and in 1852 took the veil. Her death took place in a convent founded by herself.
By Charles Dudley Warner
Word of the day
- the state of being defective Want, faultiness.