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Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom, the (1776) [Novel]
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Published in 1776 and considered the first Polish novel ever written, The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom is a picaresque tale following the naive title character's coming of age. Having conquered (and fled) sophisticated Warsaw, Nicholas enjoys many adventures across Europe, South America, and the high seas. He finally lands among the natives of an unknown isle who reject his allegedly superior European ways and instead tutor him for an "enlightened" existence. Resonant with Enlightenment ideas, The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom provides a sly portrait of the era's Polish society and a fascinating perspective on the broader problems of eighteenth-century European culture.

Original title: Mikołaja Doświadczyńskiego przypadki
Original languages: Polish

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Genre: FictionAdventurePicaresque

Edition #1: The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom

The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom (1992)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Thomas H. Hoisington
Introduction by: Helena Goscilo
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The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom (August 1992)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Evanston, IL
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810110148
Pages: 148

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The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom (August 1992)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Evanston, IL
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810110393
Pages: 148

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