Austrian rarities – magazine series from the years 1945 to 1965 – orion romanserie
Austrian literature has a long and eventful history. One of the most important eras in Austrian literary history is undoubtedly the period after World War II until the 1960s. During this period, many renowned authors such as Ingeborg Bachmann, Thomas Bernhard and Peter Handke left their mark on Austrian literature. But also in the field of entertainment literature did something.
One of the most famous series of magazines from this period was the Orion series of novels, published in Austria between 1945 and 1965. The series comprised a total of 313 issues and offered a wide range of different genres, from crime and thriller to westerns and historical novels to adventure and science fiction stories.
In this article we would like to take a closer look at the Austrian rarities from this period. We present the most famous Orion novel series and give you an insight into the contents of the booklets. We also take a look at the history of Orion and how the series has developed over the years.
So if you’re a fan of classic light fiction or simply interested in Austrian literary history, you’ve come to the right place.
Austrian rarities – series of magazines from 1945 to 1965 – Orion novel series
Austria can be proud of its rich literary history, also in the field of the magazine novels. The period from 1945 to 1965 was a particularly fruitful era. During this exciting time, many series of booklets were created that continue to inspire and enrich the market of collectors and readers today.
One of the best known series of magazines from this time is the Orion novel series. The series was published from 1955 by the Rosenheimer Verlagsanstalt in Vienna and presented itself as a suspenseful adventure and crime collection. The stories came from Austrian and also international authors. Each volume was a small work of art, distinguished not only by exciting stories but also by beautiful cover illustrations.
In addition to the Orion novel series, there were many other booklet series from this period that have become rarities today. Among other things, this includes the “Secret Police” by Hans Werner Richter or the “Agents” series by John Kling. These and many other rarities are now sought-after collector’s items and show that the golden age of staple novels also took place in Austria.
- The Orion novel series comprises a total of 217 volumes.
- The magazine series from this period are not only exciting to read, but are also an important cultural asset.
- Many of the authors of the staple novels of that era are long forgotten today, although their stories continue to inspire to this day.