ISBN-10:
1873982569
ISBN-13:
9781873982563
Pub. Date:
02/25/2015
Publisher:
SCB Distributors
Life of Courage : The Notorious Thief, Whore and Vagabond / Edition 1

Life of Courage : The Notorious Thief, Whore and Vagabond / Edition 1

by First Last, Mike Mitchell

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A companion volume to Simplicissimus: the story of young girl namedCourage, caught up in the turmoil of the Thirty Years' War, who survives, even prospers, by the use of her native cunning and sexual attraction. Completely amoral, she flits through a succession of husbands and lovers and ends her life with a band of Gypsies. The conceit here is that Courage supposedly tells her story to get back at Simplicissimus, who treats her dismissively in his own memoirs. This is a remorseless tale of lechery, knavery and trickery.

Author Biography: Grimmelshausen's life was dominated by the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) in which he fought for both sides until its end. He describes himself as a "snotty-nosed ten-year-old musketeer" and his war experiences are mirrored in his masterpiece, Simplicissimus, which his later work draws upon for themes and characters. He wrote the first German bestseller—in 1668!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781873982563
Publisher: SCB Distributors
Publication date: 02/25/2015
Series: European Classics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x (h) x (d)

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Life of Courage : The Notorious Thief, Whore and Vagabond 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
hsifeng on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
REENACTORS NOTES (16th Century): Warning, this book is set during the Thrity Years War 175 pages: What is a girl to do when all the boys go off to war? Why join them of course! Courage learns early on that there is always another Officer, or another dupe around every corner. Her youth, charms and good looks take her far - but her schemes take her even further! Fortunes turn from good to bad and back again throughout this book. While Courage is mostly like a composite of many 'whores' that followed the armies, the information on her life is an insightful read on that *could* happen when a girl put her mind to something...