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The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War

Translated by Cecil Parrott. with Original Illustrations by Josef Lada.

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Discover perhaps the funniest novel ever written (The Guardian ), now beautifully reissued "The classic comic novel of the First World War." --The New Yorker - "A literary masterpiece." --New York Review of Books - "One of the greatest works of 20th century literature." --Boston Globe Jaroslav Hasek's The Good Soldier Svejk follows the adventures of Josef Svejk, a boisterous and sometimes bumbling (or brilliantly subversive?) Czech soldier, as he navigates the trials of World War I. Thrust into the Austro-Hungarian Empire's army in 1914, Svejk, one of the great characters of 20th century literature (New Republic), embarks on a wild trip through war-ravaged Europe as he fakes illnesses, is captured by his own men, and takes on various quixotic quests to avoid arriving at the front lines, always with a bizarre--and often hilarious--anecdote at the ready. Predating countercultural American classics like Catch-22 by a generation, The Good Soldier Svejk was the first great antiwar satire, and still one of the finest ever written.

Product code: 9780062835444

ISBN 9780062835444
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW135xS41
No. Of Pages 784