Winner of the 1993 PEN Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize Published in 1776 and considered the first Polish novel ever written, The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom is a picaresque tale following the naive title character's coming of age. Having conquered (and fled) sophisticated Warsaw, Nicholas enjoys many adventures across Europe, South America, and the high seas. He finally lands among the natives of an unknown isle who reject his allegedly superior European ways and instead tutor him for an "enlightened" ...

The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom 1992, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810110397

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The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom 1992, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810110144

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