Nine Fairy Tales: And One More Thrown in for Good Measure

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Karel Capek, author of the acclaimed War with the Newts, is one of the great Czechoslovak writers of the twentieth century. These fairy tales bear Capek's combination of the fantastic and the satirical, offering fairies, elves, and talking animals alongside references to detectives, secret police agents, luxury automobiles, and Hollywood starlets. Filled with the delight of language, dazzling wordplay, a sense of absurdity about the so-called adult world, and a deeply humane ...
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Overview


Karel Capek, author of the acclaimed War with the Newts, is one of the great Czechoslovak writers of the twentieth century. These fairy tales bear Capek's combination of the fantastic and the satirical, offering fairies, elves, and talking animals alongside references to detectives, secret police agents, luxury automobiles, and Hollywood starlets. Filled with the delight of language, dazzling wordplay, a sense of absurdity about the so-called adult world, and a deeply humane vision, these witty stories will appeal to readers of all ages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810114647
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Series: European Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 253
  • Sales rank: 967,164
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Karel Capek, author of the acclaimed War with the Newts, is one of the great Czechoslovak writers of the twentieth century.
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Table of Contents

The Great Cat's Tale 1
The Dog's Tale 68
The Bird's Tale 84
The First Robbers' Tale 96
The Water Sprite's Tale 116
The Second Robbers' Tale 128
The Tramp's Tale 144
The Great Police Tale 164
The Mailman's Tale 194
The Great Doctor's Tale 220
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