Nearly twenty years ago, at university, a colleague who was studying German lent me a book which I started, and enjoyed, but had to return. I'd like to read it through to the end but don't know the author or title. All I remember is that it was eighteenth-century, that it was humorous, that it was a novel. It seemed to me way ahead of its time, though that could have been down to the translation into modern English. Also the edition he lent me was in Penguin Classics, but I've gone onto the Penguin website and there's nothing to jog my memory, so either I've missed it there or it's not published by them any more.It definitely wasn't by Goethe.I'd be grateful for any suggestions.