The titles of two of Gottfried Keller's stories express two extremes of social background: lowly piece-workers ("Die drei gerechten Kammacher") and nobility ("Die arme Baronin"). These extremes suggest the gamut of social backgrounds which are represented in Keller's stories. But not only worker and nobleman, also rich and poor, proud and humble, young and old, generous and miserly are heroes and heroines in his stories.



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