The Honest Man at Court (1740)

The Honest Man at Court (1740)

Johann Michael von Loen

Translated by John R. Russell

Hardback
$65.00

Camden House

Overview

Overview

First English translation of a small masterpiece of the German Enlightenment.
This interesting but neglected eighteenth-century novel, by von Loën — a successful merchant and a great-uncle of Goethe — comes at the end of the tradition in which members of upper-class society narrate their life-stories; the author uses the device to show the education of a prince to bring about a paragon of nobility. As a whole, it provides a revealing mirror of the attitudes of the German enlightenment. First English translation.
JOHN RUSSELL is Professor Emeritus of German at SUNY Stony Brook.

Details

July 1997
228 pages
22.8x15.2 in
Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
ISBN: 9781571131089
Format: Hardback
Camden House
BIC DSB
BISAC FIC019000
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