The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War

The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War

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Hasek's most important work was centered around the deeply funny story of a hapless Czech soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army -- dismissed for incompetence only to be pressed into service by the Russians in World War I (where he is captured by his own troops). A mischief-maker, bohemian and drunk, Hasek demonstrated his wit in this classic novel of the Czech character and preposterous nature of war.
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  • Paperback | 784 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 34mm | 458.13g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • maps
  • 0141184280
  • 9780141184289
  • 2,088,089

About Jaroslav Hasek

Jaroslav HaA ek (1883-1923) Besides this book, the writer wrote more than 2,000 short works, short stories, glosses, sketches, mostly under various pen-names.
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