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Courage, the Adventuress & The False Messiah
Courage the Adventuress The False Messiah
Author: Hans Jacob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen
The fictional autobiography of a camp follower during the Thirty Years War - "a lusty and grimly humorous tale told in the earthy language of the people." Also includes The False Messiah, an episode taken from The Enchanted Bird's-nest, centered on the expectation of a second Messiah. The Introduction provides an account of Grimmelshausen's life...  more »
ISBN: 396618
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 292

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Publisher: Princeton University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Courage, the Adventuress
Check this out! Here you have the German version of Fanny Hill. However, while Fanny plied her trade in a bordello, Courage is more al fresco: a warrior and camp follower through the Thirty Years War in Europe. Her many husbands, legal and pretend, generally meet their demise in short order, leaving her rich but unsatisfied. While the author seems to have a problem with historical dates, he lacks none with variations on a theme. As is Fanny Hill, there is no profanity, yet the message come through clearly. The repetitive mention of battles will make you think you are reading a history book, while the copulation allusions might eventually put you to sleep.

The False Messiah
This cad has a new approach to seduction. He dupes Jewish family into thinking he will impregnate the drop dead gorgeous daughter with the next messiah. How, you ask? Well, for one he can make himself invisible. The rest? Well, you'll have to read it to believe how senseless this tale is.
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