The Good Soldier Svejk

Paperback | May 31, 2016

byJaroslav Hasek

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'Listen, Švejk, are you really God's prize oaf?' 'Humbly report, sir,' Švejk 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 covers.

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'Listen, Švejk, are you really God's prize oaf?' 'Humbly report, sir,' Švejk 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 distin...

Jaroslav Hašek (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, Hašek was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army during the First World War and spent much of the war in a Russian prisoner-of-war cam...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:784 pages, 7.2 × 4.4 × 1.6 inPublished:May 31, 2016Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241260035

ISBN - 13:9780241260036

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