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FANTASTIC NIGHT (Phantastische Nacht)is the confession of a wealthy member of the aristocratic society of the 1910 Vienna. He'll describe how his life has completely changed since a peculiar night. During a 6 hours period, this man has experienced the real life by secretly stealing money from a gambler, by frequenting the underground places of Vienna and the cheap prostitutes of the Prater. The intellectual and physical pleasure felt during these risky moments have completely changed the way he looks at life.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Other aspects:    -   story of "the rich" Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   conman stealing/fraud Main char. serviced by prostitute?    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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