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    DescriptionKarel Capek, author of the acclaimed "War with the Newts, " is one of the great Czechoslovak writers of the twentieth century. These fairy tales bear Capek's combination of the fantastic and the satirical, offering fairies, elves, and talking animals alongside references to detectives, secret police agents, luxury automobiles, and Hollywood starlets. Filled with the delight of language, dazzling wordplay, a sense of absurdity about the so-called adult world, and a deeply humane vision, these witty stories will appeal to readers of all ages.


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    Title
    Nine Fairy Tales
    Subtitle
    And One More Thrown in for Good Measure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karel Capek, Illustrated by Joseph Capek, Translated by Dagmar Herrmann, Translated by Dagmar Hermann
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780810114647
    ISBN 10: 081011464X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: FIC003000
    DC22: 891.8/635
    DC20: 891.8635
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV012030
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PZ70.C9 C26 1996
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PZ70.C9C26
    Thema V1.0: FB, FBA
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    Ill.
    Publisher
    Northwestern University Press
    Imprint name
    Northwestern University Press
    Publication date
    31 October 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Evanston
    Author Information
    Karel Capek, author of the acclaimed "War with the Newts, " is one of the great Czechoslovak writers of the twentieth century.
    Back cover copy
    Like traditional fairy tales, Capek's fantastic parables contain marvels and supernatural beings, fairies, elves, and talking animals; their plots stem from folk traditions where innocence triumphs. At the same time, Capek infuses these tales with dazzling wordplay, an abundant sense of the absurd, and surprising futuristic twists. Fact and imagination, satire and fantasy are blended so skillfully that the line between logic and plausible nonsense is nearly indiscernible. These are not just children's tales but modern parables.