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

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SCB Distributors, Feb 10, 2011 - Fiction - 168 pages
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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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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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About the author (2011)

A lecturer in German with a special interest in Austrian literature, Mike Mitchell has worked as a literary translator since 1995.

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