Simplicius Simplicissimus by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen

Simplicius Simplicissimus (German: Der abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch) is a picaresque novel of the lower Baroque style, written in 1668 by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen and probably published the same year (although bearing the date 1669).[1] Inspired by the events and horrors of the Thirty Years' War which had devastated Germany from 1618 to 1648, it is regarded as the first adventure novel in the German language and the first German novel masterpiece.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
An Unabridged Translation of Simplicius Simplicissimus Paperback 10211000 $35.55 1986
Simplicius Simplicissimus Paperback 2381436 $15.34 $8.07 2010
Simplicius Simplicissimus (TREDITION CLASSICS) (German Edition) Paperback 8788165 $44.74 $57.51 2011
Simplicius simplicissimus (Letras Universales / Universal Writings) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3686266 $16.27 $39.98 2004