The New International Encyclopædia/Reuter, Christian

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REUTER, roi'tẽr, Christian (1665-1712). A German author, born at Kütten, near Halle. He was a witty and gifted writer, and was especially effective in character delineation. In his L'honnête femme; oder die ehrliche Frau zu Pfissine (1695) he skillfully uses Molière's fable in Les précieuses ridicules. His chief work is the novel Schelmuffskys Reisebeschreibung (1696), which was reëdited by Schullerus in 1885, and his other writings include Der ehrlichen Frau Schlampampe Krankheit und Tod (1696) and Letztes Denk- und Ehrenmahl der Frau Schlampampe (1697), which were republished in 1890.