Friedrich Schiller: Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre [The Criminal of Lost Honour]

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  • Jeffrey L. High (California State University, Long Beach)

During his work on Don Carlos (1787, q.v.) and the Philosophische Briefe (1786) in November 1785, Johann Christoph Friedrich Schiller delivered the tale “Verbrecher aus Infamie. Eine wahre Geschichte” [“Criminal of Infamy. A True Story”], a psychological study on the development of a criminal, to his publisher Göschen in Leipzig, where it appeared anonymously in his journal Thalia in February 1786. Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre. Eine wahre Geschichte [The Criminal of Lost Honour. A True Story], as it has become better known since its republication in Schiller’s Kleinere prosaische Schriften

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High, Jeffrey L.. "Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 June 2006
[, accessed 26 September 2016.]