The New International Encyclopædia/Voss, Richard
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VOSS, Richard (1851—). A German author, born at Neugrape, in Pommerania. He studied at Jena and Munich, and in 1884 became librarian of the Wartburg. His best known dramas are: Pater Modestus, dealing with the problem of religion (1882); Alexandra (1886); Brigitta (1887); Eva, patterned after Ibsen's Nora (1889); Schuldig (1890); Zwischen zwei Herzen (1896); and Die Patrizierin, a classical drama, which won the Schiller prize in 1896. His novels include: Die Sabinerin, remarkable for its beautiful descriptions of Italian country (1890); Villa Falconieri, the story of a successful poet who lost confidence in his powers (1896); Amata, a story of Rome in Nero's time (1901); and Römisches Fieber (1902).