Three Novels by Karel Capek
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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 languages.show more

Review quote

"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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