Three Novels by Karel Capek

Three Novels by Karel Capek : "Hordubal", "Meteor", "Ordinary Life"

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Detectives attempt to reconstruct a murder, three people tell stories about a dying man they really didn't know, and one man looks back on all the people he might have been."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Catbird Press
  • North Haven, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0945774087
  • 9780945774082
  • 520,401

About Karel Capek

Karel Capek (1890-1938) is generally considered the greatest Czech author of the first half of this century. He was Czechoslovakia's leading novelist, playwright, story writer, and columnist, and the spirit of its short-lived democracy. His plays appeared on Broadway soon after their debut in Prague, and his books were translated into many more

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"Enjoyable philosophical novels can be counted on a hand or two. ... Now, American readers can add to this skimpy list this obscure but thoroughly deserving trilogy." --"Washington Post Book World"show more

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265 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 34% (90)
4 32% (85)
3 24% (64)
2 8% (22)
1 2% (4)
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