Excerpt From Im Eckfenster, Vol RomanFolihen Erbinhung Ge Nfrht Sie N Eben Mieher Bei Ihr Eben Gerufen, Henn B Rrbed, Her Fich Ein Reigenhd Quartier In Her Steht Ge Miethet, Hatte Ha Nat Rlich Gibt Fo Mourhe Mit Feiner Rout Gu Befprerhen, Unh Bunt, Eine Ufierft Prohifehe Otur, Tonnte Ihm, Habei Born Treffli E Rotbifil Ge Geben Sie Beihen Jungen Beute Written Fest Im In Im Wieber Hie Troe Hinab, Unh Jeher Uou Ihnen Mar Eine Edle Mit Feinen Eigenen Oehonlen Befrh Ftigt, Bi C An EnhliAbout The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At ForgottenbooksThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works
Friedrich Gerst cker May 10, 1816, Hamburg May 31, 1872, Braunschweig was a German traveler and novelist.He was the son of Friedrich Gerst cker 1790 1825 , a celebrated opera singer After being apprenticed to a commercial house, he learnt farming in Saxony In 1837, however, just younger than 21 and having imbibed from Robinson Crusoe a taste for adventure, he went to America and wandered over a large part of the United States, supporting himself by whatever work came to hand He became fireman on a steamboat, deck hand, farmer, silversmith, and merchant After wandering through most of the United States, spending some time as a hunter and trapper in the Indian territory, and in 1842 keeping a hotel at Point Coup e, Louisiana, he returned to Germany six adventurous years later in 1843.To his great surprise, he found himself famous as an author His mother had shown his diary, which he regularly sent home, and which contained descriptions of his adventures in the New World, to the editor of the Rosen, who published them in that periodical These sketches having found favour with the public, Gerst cker issued them in 1844 under the title Streif und Jagdz ge durch die Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika In 1845 his first novel, Die Regulatoren in Arkansas, appeared marking the start of a successful writing career Henceforth the stream of his productiveness flowed on uninterruptedly.From 1849 to 1852 Gerst cker travelled round the world, visiting North and South America, Polynesia and Australia He experienced the California gold rush, crossed the South Pacific on a whaler, and wandered through Australia and experienced a gold rush there On his return to Germany, he settled in Leipzig.In 1860 he again went to South America, chiefly with a view to inspecting the German colonies there and reporting on the possibility of diverting the stream of German emigration in this direction The result of his observations and experiences he recorded in Achtzehn Monate in S damerika 1862 In 1862 he accompanied Duke Ernest of Saxe Coburg Gotha to Egypt and Abyssinia, and on his return settled at Coburg, where he wrote a number of novels descriptive of the scenes he had visited.In 1867 1868 Gerst cker again undertook a long journey, visiting North America, Venezuela and the West Indies He visited Mexico right after the collapse of the Second Mexican Empire, a situation about which he wrote a few passages in one of his books On his return lived first at Dresden and then at Brunswick While preparing for a journey to India, China and Japan, he suffered a fatal cerebral haemorrhage on May 31, 1872.The widely traveled adventurer left an oeuvre of 44 volumes, which he edited himself for his Jena publisher H Costenoble His stories and novels inspired numerous imitators Karl May profited from him and used landscape descriptions as well as subjects and characters Even theatre and movie companies borrowed from his work the plot of the musical Brigadoon 1954 was adapted from Gerst cker s short story Germelshausen.The Friedrich Gerst cker Gesellschaft e.V Fr G society founded in 1978 in Braunschweig offersinformation about Gerst cker and runs a museum about his work.
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- Im Eckfenster, Vol. 3: Roman (Classic Reprint)
- Friedrich Gerstäcker
- 09 August 2017 Friedrich Gerstäcker