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Don Quixote

by:Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616

"Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain."--Back cover.

Editions:11952  Date:0001 - 2018  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Adventure fiction

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Roderick Random

by:Smollett, T. (Tobias), 1721-1771

Famed Scottish satirist Tobias Smollett effortlessly blends humor and adventure in The Adventures of Roderick Random. Based on Smollett's own experiences in the military and heavily influenced by Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, this book is a hilarious romp that takes the title character on a series of misadventures around the globe.

Editions:910  Date:1748 - 2017  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Sea stories, Adventure fiction, Picaresque fiction, Picaresque fiction

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The life & adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

The life and loves of Nicholas, the orphaned son of a bankrupt man, form the basis of this complex novel based on Dickens' recurrent theme of rising from poverty.

Editions:781  Date:1800 - 2017  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Picaresque literature, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Picaresque fiction

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The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders, & c .

by:Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731

Moll Flanders has been made into several stage and film versions. It is the story of a girl born to a convicted criminal, who advances herself through a life of multiple marriages, crime, and prostitution, though she ultimately, at age 69, repents of her wicked ways.

Editions:568  Date:0001 - 2015  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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Nicholas Nickleby

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

"Nicholas Nickleby is the son of a poor country gentleman, and has to make his own way in the world. He first goes as usher to Mr. Squeers, schoolmaster at Dotheboys Hall, in Yorkshire, but leaves in disgust with the tyranny of Squeers and his wife, especially to a poor boy named Smike. Smike runs away from his school to follow Nicholas, and remains his humble follower till death. At Portsmouth, Nicholas joins the theatrical company of Mr. Crummies, but leaves the profession for other adventures. He falls in with the brothers Cheeryble, who make him their clerk; in this post he rises to success as a merchant, and ultimately marries Madeline Bray." Benét Reader's Ency.

Editions:717  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Picaresque literature, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Picaresque fiction

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Moll Flanders

by:Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731

The story of Moll Flanders her fortunes and her misfortunes.

Editions:558  Date:1721 - 2018  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Adventure fiction

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Eva Luna

by:Allende, Isabel

Born in the back room of the mansion where her mother toils, and herself in service from an early age, the enchanting and ever-enchanted Eva Luna escapes oppression through story telling. Rolf Carle flees Germany for South America, and ultimately works as a documentary film maker, to escape childhood memories of burying the concentration camp dead.

Editions:479  Date:1971 - 2018  Genre(s):Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Picaresque literature, Thrillers (Fiction)


The adventures of Augie March : a novel

by:Bellow, Saul

This novel recounts the unconventional exploits of a man who preferred to change jobs constantly in an age of specialization.

Editions:331  Date:1949 - 2016  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Picaresque literature, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans


The good soldier Švejk : and his fortunes in the World War

by:Hašek, Jaroslav, 1883-1923

Poetic interpretations of legends taken from the folklore of many different peoples concerning the constellations.

Editions:744  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, War stories, Picaresque fiction, War fiction, Picaresque fiction


The farther adventures of Robinson Crusoe

by:Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731

Daniel Defoe (1659/1661-1731) was an English writer, journalist and spy, who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe (1719). Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularise the genre in Britain. In some texts he is even referred to as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote over five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He is also a pioneer of economic journalism. His most famous novel, Robinson Crusoe (1719), tells of a man's shipwreck on a desert island and his subsequent adventures. He also wrote Captain Singleton (1720), which portrays the redemptive power of one man's love for another; and Moll Flanders (1722), a picaresque first-person narration of the fall and eventual redemption of a lone woman in 17th century England.

Editions:74  Date:1719 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Adventure fiction, Juvenile works, Adventure stories

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