Educated at the Prince's School of Meissen, Langbein studied law in Leipzig and became a lawyer in 1781. In 1785, he returned to Dresden, where he held a management position in the secret archives. In 1800, he moved to Berlin and became a freelance writer. In 1807 he published Thor's Hammer which was well-received. Langbein became very popular in the Germany of the early 19th century. In addition to numerous short stories, Langbein's work included End of the Workday (1793), Poems (1800) and Newer Poems (1814).
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The Irreconcilable Man
The Lady's Palfrey
Seven Marriages and Never a Husband
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