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R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) : Penguin Classics - Karel eCapek

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

Penguin Classics


Published: 30th March 2004
For Ages: 18+ years old
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R.U.R.-written in 1920, premiered in Prague in 1921, and first performed in New York in 1922-garnered worldwide acclaim for its author and popularized the word "robot." Mass-produced as efficient laborers to serve man, A Capekas Robots are an android product-they remember everything but think of nothing new. But the Utopian life they provide ultimately lacks meaning, and the humans they serve stop reproducing. When the Robots revolt, killing all but one of their masters, they must strain to learn the secret of self-duplication. It is not until two Robots fall in love and are christened "Adam" and "Eve" by the last surviving human that Nature emerges triumphant.

?A great writer of the past who speaks to the present in a voice brilliant, clear, honorable, blackly funny, and prophetic.? (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)"

Introductionp. vii
Castp. 1
Prologuep. 3
Act Onep. 25
Act Twop. 51
Act Threep. 71
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ISBN: 9780141182087
ISBN-10: 0141182083
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 84
Published: 30th March 2004
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.09