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Translator: Mike Mitchell Cover design: Marie Lane Cover illustration: Ben Mitchell
"It is a story of the most basic kind of grandeur - gaudy, wild, raw, amusing, rollicking and ragged, boiling with life, on intimate terms with death and evil - but in the end, contrite and fully tired of a world wasting itself in blood, pillage and lust, but immortal in the miserable splendour of its sins."
Described as a Catholic Pilgrim's Progress it captures the chaotic futility of war as Simplicissimus goes from a boy to a man during the Thirty Years War. It is a great read and one of the greatest European novels of any period.
No. of pages: 434
Publication date: 23.02.2009
Re-print date: 01.05.2018
978 1 903517 42 0
978 1 907650 12 3
978 1 907650 13 0
World English Language in this translation.