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Simplicissimus / Edition 2

Simplicissimus / Edition 2

by Grimmelshausen Hans Jakob Christoffel Von, Mike MitchellGrimmelshausen Hans Jakob Christoffel Von
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Mike Mitchell's new translation replaces S. Goodrich's 1912 version of the first German bestselling novel. Simplicissimus is the eternal innocent, caught in the middle of the Thirty Years War.

The novel follows a boy from the Spessart named Simplicius in the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years War as he grows up in the depraved environment and joins the armies of both warring sides, switching allegiances several times. Born to an illiterate peasant family, he is separated from his home by foraging dragoons and is eventually adopted by a forest hermit. He is conscripted at a young age into service, and from there embarks on years of foraging, military triumph, wealth, prostitution, disease, travels to Russia, and countless other adventures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781903517420
Publisher: Dedalus, Limited
Publication date: 02/15/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 433
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Grimmelshausen (1621-1676) had a very eventful and picaresque life. He spent fourteen years in the Thirty Years War, finally turning to fiction.

Mike Mitchell is one of the most gifted translators of his generation, winner and shortlisted twice for The Schlegel-Tieck German Translation Prize and shortlisted twice for The Weidenfeld Translation Prize.

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