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Life of a Good-for-Nothing (1826) [Novel]
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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
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionAdventurePicaresque

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

Edition #1: Life of a Good-for-Nothing

Life of a Good-for-Nothing (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: J. G. Nichols
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Manifested in:

Life of a Good-for-Nothing (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hesperus Press
ISBN: 1843910047
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 109

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