Schnabel, Johann Gottfried

Schnabel, Johann Gottfried y?hn gtfr?t shnb?l [key], b. 1692, d. after 1742, German author, whose pseudonym was Gisander. He fought in the War of the Spanish Succession. Schnabel's popular novel Die Insel Felsenburg [Felsenburg island] (4 vol., 1741?43) was modeled on Robinson Crusoe but was primarily concerned with utopian ideals.

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