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Friedrich Gerstäcker

(1816—1872)

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Abenteuerroman

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A kind of novel intended usually for entertainment, but sometimes serving more serious purposes. The Abenteuerroman can be traced back to some of the verse tales of the Middle Ages ...

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Die Flußpiraten des Mississippi

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A three-volume novel of adventure by F. Gerstäcker, published in 1848. Mississippi shipping in the neighbourhood of the town of Helena suffers heavy loss through the activities of a gang ...

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Die Regulatoren in Arkansas

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A novel by F. Gerstäcker, published in 3 vols. in 1845. It is a story of the Wild West by a man who knew it. The ‘regulators’ are a self-appointed ...

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