The Forester’s Daughter
A Village History of the Canton of Vaud
Disparaged by his lack of material wealth, Albert is determined to win the admiration and respect of the proud forester, for it is the forester’s daughter whom he loves and longs to marry. But Hedwig is convinced that her freedom is something to be coveted, and a life of ease is all she needs to be content. The Forester’s Daughter touches upon the selfishness that makes one blind, the jealousy that makes one insane, and the love that makes one humble.
Albert understands that in all labor there is profit, and by humility and the fear of the Lord come riches, honor and life. And so, with patience and diligence Albert executes a plan to improve his poor life and prove himself worthy of the devotion of the young woman he cares for.
Originally published in 1883 and now reprinted in high-quality, clothbound edition.