Johann Timotheus Hermes, Sophiens Reise von Memel nach Sachsen, 6 vols. (Leipzig 1769–73).
One of the most popular and widely-read German novels in the 18th century, variously described as the “first genuinely German novel” and even as the “first German novel appropriate for women.”
Caroline writes to Julie von Studnitz in May 1779:
“Sophiens Reisen is my idea of one of the best novels one might wish for.”
(Title pages for 2nd ed. , vols. 1, 3, and 6.)