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New edition of one of the greatest picaresque novels in the Western canonAn invaluable eyewitne... Read More

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New edition of one of the greatest picaresque novels in the Western canonAn invaluable eyewitness account of the Thirty Years War by one of the earliest novelist in the German languageContains extensive notes on the text together with extra material about the author's life and worksAfter serving as a soldier in the Thirty Years War, H.J.C. Grimmelshausen (1621-76), devoted himself to literature, penning various satires and gallant novels, although he is chiefly remembered for his picaresque masterpiece, Simplicius Simplicissimus.Simplicius Simplicissimus - the towering achievement of H.J.C. von Grimmelshausen, one of the earliest novelists in the German language - charts the adventures of its hero, Simplicius, through the horrors of battle, murder, fire and famine, offering an invaluable eyewitness account of the Thirty Years' War and showing how humanity can, in the end, triumph over brutality A work of great poetical beauty and satirical strength, and a lasting historical document of timeless value, Simplicius Simplicissimus is one of the greatest picaresque novels in the Western canon.A work of great poetical beauty and satirical strength, and a lasting historical document of timeless value, Simplicius Simplicissimus is one of the greatest picaresque novels in the Western canon.

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Title: Simplicius Simplicissimus
Author: H.J.C. GrimmelshausenHellmuth WeissenbornLesley Macdonald
SKU: BK0464812
EAN: 9781847498786
Language: English

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After serving as a soldier in the Thirty Years War, H.J.C. Grimmelshausen (1621-76), devoted himself to literature, penning various satires and gallant novels, although he is chiefly remembered for his picaresque masterpiece, Simplicius Simplicissimus.

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