This manuscript is a bound compilation of 4 short prose stories about rural life, often set in the past. The first tale recounts a young man's journey from his village home into the city of Jerusalem during the early Christian period, and then continues with his return from the city back to his village. Similarly, the story "Celestial happiness" touches briefly on biblical or mystical themes. The remaining two stories offer variations on a theme -- the arrival of a mysterious stranger disrupts the peaceful life of a village. The stories generally are light-hearted in tone, often a bit comic.Contents:Peter's kingdomFrom out of the storied pastCelestial happinessA stranger came to townBrief epilogueCharles EdwardsMax Mack was born in 1884 in Halberstadt. He began as an actor in 1906, then wrote film scripts for film companies in Berlin. Mack is considered to be one of the pioneers of German cinema. After the Nazi's seizure of power he emigrated to London, where he shot two more films.Removed from AR 6556 Max Mack Collection (Aleph 198078)Sent for digitizationReturned from digitizationLinked to online manifestationdigitize
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