About the Book
1879. A dramatic adaptation of Scheffel's Ekkehard, where the playwright has arranged the characters and plot to his liking. He explains in the Preface that he must leave both his hero and heroine with their respective shortcomings, to the judgment of his readers, who he does not believe will need explanations of the alterations he had made in minor characters or scenes. Although his work differs as it does so widely in important particulars from Her Scheffel's, it will doubtless be judged from an entirely different standpoint and that those familiar with the original will be the most competent to appreciate and award the just measure of praise or blame.