(From the publisher):
The Life of a Good-for-Nothing
is a delightful picaresque tale and a classic of German literature. Firmly in the tradition of German Romanticism, it is considered to be Eichendorff's masterpiece.
Despaired of by his father and impatient with his lot, a young man hears the enticing call of life on the road. Leaving his home and all that he knows, he embarks upon a journey in search of adventures and glory. One day enjoying fortune and plenty, the next at the mercy of villains and rogues, his life becomes one full of chance and wonder.
Original title: Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
Fiction→ Adventure→ Picaresque
This work is a subwork of the following works :
German Romantic Stories (1988) [Anthology]
Authors: Friedrich Heinrich Karl de la Motte Fouqué
, Clemens Brentano
, Heinrich von Kleist
, Joseph von Eichendorff
, Adelbert von Chamisso
, Johann Peter Hebel
, Achim von Arnim