Greenish grey cloth spine with elaborate gold fish decor. Greenish grey paper boards with green portraying Undine and fish. Jacket has same gold design of the spine and Undine on the board. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Jacket has edge wear, short tears. 136 pages. Undine is a fairy-tale novella (Erzählung) by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué in which Undine, a water spirit, marries a knight named Huldebrand in order to gain a soul. It is an early German romance, which has been translated into English and other languages. The references to Undine in such works as Charlotte Yonge's The Daisy Chain and Louisa Alcott's Little Women show that it was one of the best loved of all books for many 19th-century children.