Gerstäcker, Friedrich, 1816-1872

Friedrich Gerstäcker was a German author and traveler. Restless as a young man, he traveled across America for six years before returning home as a minor celebrity, his mother having published his travel diaries. He continued to write and travel, basing many of his novels in foreign lands, which contributed to their popularity in Germany.

From the description of Friedrich Gerstäcker letter to Bayard Taylor, 1847 June 26. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52826330

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