picaresque novel

type of literature, usually involves a lower-class young protagonist, on his own, often making a journey

The picaresque novel (Spanish: picaresca, from pícaro, for "rogue" or "rascal") is a genre of prose fiction. It depicts the adventures of a roguish, but "appealing hero", usually of low social class, who lives by his wits in a corrupt society. Picaresque novels typically adopt a realistic style. There are often some elements of comedy and satire. While the term "picaresque novel" was only coined in 1810, the picaresque novel originated in Spain during Spanish Golden Age in 1554. Early contributors included Mateo Alemán and Francisco de Quevedo and flourished throughout Europe for more than 200 years. It continues to influence modern literature.
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genre: picaresque novel

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

novel by Mark Twain

author: Mark Twain
illustrator: E. W. Kemble

1884 or 1885

Lazarillo

Spanish novella

1554

Wilt

1978 novel by Tom Sharpe

author: Tom Sharpe

1976

Moon Palace

novel by Paul Auster

author: Paul Auster

1989

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