Auerbach, Berthold, born in 1812. German novelist, was a native of the Black Forest. His reputation was established by the publication in 1843 of his "Village Tales from the Black Forest," and this was followed by a number of other popular novels. Among his earlier works were a translation of Spinoza's writings, and an essay on modern Jewish literature. He died at Cannes in 1882, shortly after the publication of "Brigitta."