R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Capek, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

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by Karel Capek
     
 

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R.U.R. -- written in 1920 -- garnered worldwide acclaim for its author and popularized the word "Robot." Mass produced, efficient, and servile labor, Capek's robots remember everything, but lack creative thought, and the Utopian life they provide ultimately lacks meaning. When the robots revolt, killing all but one of their masters, they must attempt to learn the

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R.U.R. -- written in 1920 -- garnered worldwide acclaim for its author and popularized the word "Robot." Mass produced, efficient, and servile labor, Capek's robots remember everything, but lack creative thought, and the Utopian life they provide ultimately lacks meaning. When the robots revolt, killing all but one of their masters, they must attempt to learn the secret of self-duplication. But their attempts at replication leave them with nothing but bloody chunks of meat. It is not until two robots fall in love and are christened "Adam" and "Eve" by the last surviving human that Nature emerges triumphant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420949681
Publisher:
Digireads.com Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Karel Capek (1890–1938) was the leading Czech playwright, novelist, and columnist between the wars. He is best known for R. U. R. and his novel, War with the Newts.

Ivan Klíma is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and essayist whose work was long suppressed under Communism.

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