He was one of the most influential writers of Viennese literature in the sixties and seventies of the 19th century. He is now known mainly for his participation in the revolution of 1848, which would oblige him to flee to Dresden, Germany where he was arrested the following year.
- Geglaubt und vergessen (1836)
- Der Amerika-Müde, amerikanisches Kulturbild (1855)
- Ausgewählte Novellen (1858)
- Literarische Herzenssachen. Reflexionen und Kritiken (1877)
- Das Schloß der Frevel (1903)