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Friedrich Gerstäcker

Friedrich Gerstäcker was born in 1816 in Hamburg and died in 1872. He spent nearly a quarter of his life traveling throughout North and South America, Abyssinia, Australia, and Egypt. In between journeys, he chronicled his experiences in numerous travelogues and novels. Often anthologized in German-language textbooks, "Germelshausen" is also known as the inspiration behind Lerner and Loewe's 1954 musical, Brigadoon.

Stories by Friedrich Gerstäcker published in Zoetrope: All-Story:
 Germelshausen, Vol. 6, No. 1

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