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The Adventurous Simplicissimus being the description of the Life of a Strange vagabond named Melchior Sternfels von Fuchshaim   By: (1621-1676)

The Adventurous Simplicissimus being the description of the Life of a Strange vagabond named Melchior Sternfels von Fuchshaim by Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen

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Page scan source: http://www.archive.org/details/adventuroussimpl00grimrich 2. Book V skips numbering between Chap. xviii. and xx.

THE ADVENTUROUS

Simplicissimus

The first English Edition of Simplicissimus is limited to 1000 copies of which this is No . 11.

[Illustration: Facsimile title page of the first German Edition.]

Der Abentheursiche SIMPLICISSIMUS Teutsch Das ist: Die Beschreibung dess Lebes eines seltzamen Vaganten / genant Melchior Sternfels von Fuchshaim / wo und welcher gestalt Er nemlich in diese Welt kommen / was er darinn gesehen / gelernet / erfahren und aussgestanden / auch warumb er solche wieder feywillig quittirt.

Überauss lustig / und männiglich nutzlich zu lesen. An Tag geben Von

German Schleifheim von Sulsfort.

Monpelgart / Gedruckt bey Johann Fillion / Im Jahr M DC LXIX.

Facsimile title page of the first German Edition.

THE ADVENTUROUS

Simplicissimus

BEING THE DESCRIPTION OF THE LIFE OF A STRANGE VAGABOND NAMED

MELCHIOR STERNFELS VON FUCHSHAIM

WRITTEN IN GERMAN BY

HANS JACOB CHRISTOPH VON GRIMMELSHAUSEN

AND NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME DONE INTO ENGLISH

LONDON WILLIAM HEINEMANN MCMXII

Copyright 1912

TO DR. OTTO SCHLAPP

Lecturer in German in the University of Edinburgh, as a tribute to his successful endeavours to promote the knowledge of the German Classics in Britain, and in memory of a mutual friend, Robert Fitzroy Bell

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

BOOK I.

Chap. i. : Treats of Simplicissimus' rustic descent and of his upbringing answering thereto

Chap. ii. : Of the first step towards that dignity to which Simplicissimus attained, to which is added the praise of shepherds and other excellent precepts

Chap. iii. : Treats of the sufferings of a faithful bagpipe

Chap. iv. : How Simplicissimus' palace was stormed, plundered, and ruinated, and in what sorry fashion the soldiers kept house there

Chap. v. : How Simplicissimus took french leave and how he was terrified by dead trees

Chap. vi. : Is so short and so prayerful that Simplicissimus thereupon swoons away

Chap. vii. : How Simplicissimus was in a poor lodging kindly entreated

Chap. viii. : How Simplicissimus by his noble discourse proclaimed his excellent qualities

Chap. ix. : How Simplicissimus was changed from a wild beast into a Christian

Chap. x. : In what manner he learned to read and write in the wild woods

Chap. xi. : Discourseth of foods, household stuff, and other necessary concerns, which folk must have in this earthly life

Chap. xii. : Tells of a notable fine way, to die happy and to have oneself buried at a small cost

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