The Good Soldier Svejk

The Good Soldier Svejk

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'Listen, Svejk, are you really God's prize oaf?''Humbly report, sir,' Svejk answered solemnly. 'I am!'Drunkard, malingerer, oaf and possible genius - the story of Czech soldier Svejk and his misadventures in the First World War is one of the most hilarious and subversive satires on war ever written.A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original more

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  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 38mm | 486g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0241260035
  • 9780241260036
  • 138,927

About Jaroslav Hasek

Jaroslav Hasek (1883-1923) wrote more than 2,000 short works, short stories, glosses, sketches, mostly under various pen-names. A prankster and stalwart of innumerable taverns scattered across Bohemia, Hasek was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army during the First World War and spent much of the war in a Russian prisoner-of-war camp. After the war Hasek launched into writing his devastating and hilarious satire The Good Soldier Svejk, which was tragically left unfinished at his premature death and yet was, by various measures, probably more

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