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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."--Jacket.

Editions:6610  Date:1535 - 2020  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Picaresque fiction, Picaresque fiction, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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Roderick Random

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

The career of an apprentice who goes out in the world to seek his fortune.

Editions:888  Date:1748 - 2019  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Sea stories, Action and adventure fiction, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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The life & adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Greed makes Ralph Nickleby, a shrewd businessman, overlook the welfare of his nephew Nicholas, and niece Kate.

Editions:760  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Picaresque literature, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Picaresque 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:738  Date:1800 - 2020  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Picaresque literature, Picaresque fiction

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The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders

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:465  Date:0001 - 2019  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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Moll Flanders

by:Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731

The story of Moll Flanders her fortunes and her misfortunes.

Editions:572  Date:1712 - 2020  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Picaresque fiction

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Eva Luna

by:Allende, Isabel

An exotic dance that beguiles and entices ... The enchanted and enchanting account of a contemporary Scheherazade, a wide-eyed American teller-of-tales who triumphs over harsh reality through the creative power of her own imagination ... 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:468  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)

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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:311  Date:1949 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Picaresque literature, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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The farther adventures of Robinson Crusoe, : being the second and last part of his life

by:Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731

Just as in its significantly more popular predecessor, Robinson Crusoe (1719), the work credits Robinson Crusoe as its author. First published under the longer original title: The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; Being the Second and Last Part of His Life, And of the Strange Surprising Accounts of his Travels Round three Parts of the Globe.

Editions:106  Date:1719 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Adventure fiction, Picaresque literature, Picaresque literature, Juvenile works, Action and adventure fiction

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

by:Hašek, Jaroslav, 1883-1923

Poetic interpretations of legends about the constellations taken from the folklore of many different people.

Editions:655  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, War stories, War fiction, War fiction, Picaresque fiction

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