The Life of Courage: The Notorious Whore, Thief and Vagabond

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SCB Distributors, Feb 10, 2011 - Fiction - 162 pages
A companion volume to Simplicissimus: the story of younggirl named Courage, caught up in the turmoil of the Thirty Years' War, who survives, even prospers, by the use of her native cunning andsexual attraction. Completely amoral, she flits through a successionof husbands and lovers and ends her life with a band of Gypsies. Theconceit here is that Courage supposedly tells her story to get back atSimplicissimus, who treats her dismissively in his own memoirs. Thisis a remorseless tale of lechery, knavery and trickery.

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A companion volume to Mitchell's (equally fine) earlier translation of Grimmelshausen's classic 1688 satire Simplicissimus, this defiantly earthy first-person narrative (which followed it closely, in ... Read full review

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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22

Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
A note by the author

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