Simplex starts out in life as innocent as any child - even more so. But then the soldiers came. And Simplex takes his first stumbling step out into the wide world. He is pressed into service as a court jester and carried off by the Croats. He fights in the war, now on this side, now on that. As a fancy-free lighthearted gallant, he slips into a pretty girl's boudoir only to be escorted from it the same night as a trapped and heavyhearted husband. He acquires great wealth by robbery and sinks into poverty out of magnanimity.
Published in English under several titles: The Adventures of a Simpleton, The Adventures of Simplicius Simplicissimus, Adventurous Simplicissimus, etc.
Original title: Der Abentheuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European
Fiction→ Adventure→ Soldier Of Fortune