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The Good Soldier Svejk : Penguin Classics - Jaroslav Ha'ek

The Good Soldier Svejk

Penguin Classics

Paperback

Published: 26th April 2005
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Good-natured and garrulous, Svejk becomes the Austrian army's most loyal Czech soldier when he is called up on the outbreak of the First World War – although his bumbling attempts to get to the front serve only to prevent him from reaching it. Playing cards, getting drunk and becoming a general nuisance, the resourceful Svejk uses all his natural cunning and genial subterfuge to deal with the doctors, police, clergy and officers who chivvy him towards battle. The story of a 'little man' caught in a vast bureaucratic machine, The Good Soldier Svejk combines dazzling wordplay and piercing satire to create a hilariously subversive depiction of the futility of war.

About the Author

Jaroslav Ha'ek (1883-1923) Besides this book, the writer wrote more than 2,000 short works, short stories, glosses, sketches, mostly under various pen-names.

ISBN: 9780140449914
ISBN-10: 0140449914
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 784
Published: 26th April 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1