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Anton Reiser: A Psychological Novel (Penguin Classics)

ISBN: 9780140446098
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
Number of pages: 400
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Published in 1790, this book follows the first 21 years of the author's life. The hero has an unhappy childhood amid parental discord, is apprenticed to a pietistic hatmaker, is sent away to school, runs away from school to go on to the stage but fails as an actor. The book leaves his problem unsolved, but is also an exploration of fiction as psychological process, and one of the great 18th-century autobiographies.

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