The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Becker, August

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BECKER, August, German poet and novelist: b. 1828; d. 1891. He was the author of ‘Young Friedel, the Minstrel’ (1854), a lyrical epic; and of the novels ‘The Rabbi's Bequest’ (1866); ‘Proscribed’ (1868); ‘The Carbuncle’ (1870); ‘My Sister’ (1876), descriptive of the doings of Lola Montez and the events of 1848 in Bavaria; ‘Painter Fairbeard’ (1878); and ‘The Sexton of Horst’ (1889).