Between the publication of his first novel, Die Chronik der Sperlingsgasse [The Chronicle of Sparrow Alley, 1856], and the novel fragment Altershausen [Altershausen, posthumously published 1911], Wilhelm Karl Raabe published sixty-seven novels, novellas, and short stories, not counting an almost equal number of poems. Although he also produced over five hundred watercolor paintings and sketches, his talent as a painter remained unacknowledged during his lifetime and rarely received scholarly or other attention since. Raabe enjoyed initial financial success and critical acclaim with Die Chronik der Sperlingsgasse, which he published under the pseudonym Jakob Corvinus; however, except for Der Hungerpastor [The Hunger Pastor, 1863-64], no subsequent work matched the market success of his…

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Citation: Malakaj, Ervin. "Wilhelm Raabe". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 May 2014 [, accessed 08 December 2023.]

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