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Čapek, Karel 1890-1938

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War with the newts by Karel Čapek( Book )

294 editions published between 1936 and 2020 in 15 languages and held by 2,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally written in 1936, two years before Capek's death and three years before the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, War with the Newts is considered by many to be Capek's greatest book. Working in the "fantastic" satiric tradition of Wells, Orwell, and Vonnegut, Capek chronicles the discovery of a colony of highly intelligent giant salamanders off the coast of an Indonesian island. Capek sardonically details all the reactions of the civilized world - from horror to skepticism, from intellectual fascination to mercantile opportunism - and the ultimate destruction from which it (and the newts) might not escape
Twenty best European plays on the American stage by John Gassner( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiger at the gates--The lark--A Month in the country--My three angels--Ondine --The Madwoman of Chaillot--No exit-Jacobowsky and the Colonel--The sea gull --Noah--Volpone--(etc.)
R.U.R. (Rossum's universal robots) by Karel Čapek( Book )

150 editions published between 1920 and 2020 in 17 languages and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 atttempt to learn the secret of self-duplication
Apocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be tales by Karel Čapek( Book )

72 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of stories presenting famous events from the point of view of the man in the street. In one story, a baker describes Jesus' miracle of loaves and fish, in another, townspeople argue who is to blame for the invasion of the Huns. Thirty stories in all
The gardener's year by Karel Čapek( Book )

52 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is seldom that a practical guide to gardening attains the level of a literary masterpiece, still more seldom that a book on gardening can amuse and instruct even those who have no garden to plant., nor the faintest interest in acquiring one. The GardenerGÇÖs Year is a charismatic product of Karel CapekGÇÖs genius: amusing, informative, and full of a quizzical interest in people, animals and plants. In this new version, Geoffrey Newsome GÇôthe highly acclaimed translator of CapekGÇÖs witty Letters from England GÇôhas captured the grace and irony of the original Czech, to produce a volume that
The absolute at large by Karel Čapek( Book )

91 editions published between 1922 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this satirical classic, a brilliant scientist invents the Karburator, a reactor that can create abundant and practically free energy. However, the Karburator's superefficient energy production also yields a powerful by-product. The machine works by completely annihilating matter and in so doing releases the Absolute, the spiritual essence held within all matter, into the world. Infected by the heady, pure Absolute, the world's population becomes consumed with religious and national fervor, the effects of which ultimately cause a devastating global war."--Publisher's description
Krakatit by Karel Čapek( Book )

153 editions published between 1924 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientist Prokop discovers an explosive principle inherent in all matter, waiting to be unlocked by the right chemical formulae. His scientific outlook on the world is challenged when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful princess
President Masaryk tells his story by T. G Masaryk( Book )

52 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of Tomáš Masaryk (1850-1937), Czech philosopher, diplomat and politician, who served as the only President of the Czechoslovakian republic
Talks with T.G. Masaryk by T. G Masaryk( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation by Michael Henry Heim One of Czechoslovakia's most famous authors provides this biography of the country's founder and first president
Intimate things by Karel Čapek( Book )

16 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novels : Hordubal ; Meteor ; An ordinary life by Karel Čapek( Book )

57 editions published between 1948 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This trilogy of novels was the culmination of Karel Čapek's career. The novels share neither characters nor events; instead, they approach the problem of knowing people--of mutual understanding--in a variety of ways. Detectives faced with a murder reconstruct the crime, but not the character of the man who was murdered. Three people tell stories about a dying pilot they know almost nothing about; each story is as full of truth as it is devoid of facts. And one man looks back on his life and discovers all the people he might have been."--Back cover
The Makropoulos secret by Karel Čapek( )

15 editions published between 1925 and 1993 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play by the great Czech author has had extensive production on both the American & foreign stage. It was revived as an NBC-TV production
Masaryk on thought and life : conversations with Karel Čapek ; translated from the Czech by M. & R. Weatherall by T. G Masaryk( Book )

22 editions published between 1938 and 1971 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tjekkoslovakiets første præsident Thomas Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937) fortæller i interviewform om sine holdninger til filosofi, religion og politik
Nine fairy tales by Karel Čapek : and one more thrown in for good measure by Karel Čapek( Book )

27 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing fairies, talking animals and supernatural beings, this is a collection of wise parables of Czech life
Czech and Slovak short stories; selected, translated, and with an introduction by Jeanne W. Nemcová by Jeanne Němcová( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hordubal by Karel Čapek( Book )

122 editions published between 1933 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A son retour des Etats-Unis, son village ne reconnaît pas Hordubal. Il fait peur. Il est de trop
Letters from England by Karel Čapek( Book )

66 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Také tento cestopis je založen na vtipných postřezích a vtipných vyjádřeních. Autor jej nezatěžuje slovníkovými či historickými poznatky, všímá si lidí a všedních věcí, jako anglických parků, ulic, muzeí, nedělí s jejich
Letters from Holland by Karel Čapek( Book )

85 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soubor vtipných cestopisných pozorování, všímajících si lidských typů, měst a jejich typických zvláštností, dopravního ruchu s převládajícími velocipédy, krajiny s grachty, kanály a větrnými mlýny, životního stylu, obrazáren
The first rescue party : a novel by Karel Čapek( Book )

91 editions published between 1937 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poslední dokončený román autorův vypráví o osmi mužích, kteří se dobrovolně přihlásili do první záchranné party, aby pomohli kamarádům zasypaným v dole. Příběh je cenný především tím, že v něm dominuje dělnická solidarita a
Povídky z jedné a z druhé kapsy by Karel Čapek( Book )

111 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obě knihy detektivních a justičních povídek vyšly poprvé samostatně v r. 1929. Autor jimi nechtěl jen připravit čtenáři poutavou četbu, ale i vyvolat v něm zamyšlení, co je pravda a spravedlnost i jak obtížně zakořeňují v člověku i společnosti. Přesvědčují, že "vina a nevina, právo a spravedlnost jsou stejně prvotní, strašné a hluboké city jako láska a hlad."
 
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Apocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be tales
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R.U.R. (Rossum's universal robots)Apocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be talesThe gardener's yearThe absolute at largeTalks with T.G. MasarykIntimate thingsThree novels : Hordubal ; Meteor ; An ordinary lifeThe Makropoulos secret
Alternative Names
B.Č.

Bratří Čapkové.

Brothers Ĉapek.

Č., K., 1890-1938

Capeck, Karel, 1890-1938

Čapek 1890-1938

Čapek 1890-1938 Bratrí

Čapek 1890-1938 Familie

Čapek Bratrí 1890-1938

Ĉapek, brothers

Capek Carel (1890-1938)

Čapek, Carl.

Čapek, Carl 1890-1938

Capek, Carlos, 1890-1938

Čapek, Charles

Čapek Charles 1890-1938

Čapek, K.

Čapek, K., 1890-1938

Capek, Karel

Čapek, Karel 1890-1938

Ĉapek, Karl.

Čapek, Karl 1890-1938

Čapek, Karol.

Capek, Karol 1890-1938

Čapekas K.

Čapekas Karelas

Čapekas, Karelas 1890-1938

Čʹapeki, Karel 1890-1938

Čapeks, K. (Karels), 1890-1938

Čapeks, Karels, 1890-1938

Čapkové Bratrí 1890-1938

Čapkové, Karel 1890-1938

Carolus Čapek

Čchapchekchŭ, Kchalel, 1890-1938

Chapek, Karel

Chapek, Karel 1890-1938

Chapek, Karhel, 1890-1938

Chapekku, 1890-1938

Chapekku, Kareru 1890-1938

Chāpik, Kāril, 1890-1938

Ciapek, Karel 1890-1938

Czapek, Karol.

ÏCapek, Karel

Jia bei ke 1890-1938

Jiabeike 1890-1938

K.Č.

K., C. 1890-1938

Karel Čapek

Karel Capek 1890-1938

Karel Čapek auteur de romans de science-fiction, novelliste, auteur dramatique, poète, essayiste, auteur pour enfants, journaliste, critique, philosophe, photographe, illustrateur et traducteur tchèque

Karel Čapek ĉeĥa verkisto

Karel Čapek Çek yazar

Karel Čapek češki pisac

Karel Čapek čěski spisowaćel

Karel Čapek český spisovateľ

Karel Čapek Czech writer

Karel Čapek czeski pisarz, prozaik i dramaturg oraz wolnomularz, jeden z pionierów fantastyki naukowej, który po raz pierwszy użył i spopularyzował słowo "robot"

Karel Čapek escriptor txec

Karel Čapek escritor checo

Karel Čapek giornalista, scrittore e drammaturgo ceco

Karel Čapek schrijver uit Tsjecho-Slowakije (1890-1938)

Karel Čapek scriitor ceh

Karel Čapek shkrimtar çek

Karel Čapek tschechischer Schriftsteller

Karel Čapek Tšehhi kirjanik

Karel Čapek tšekkiläinen kirjailija

Karels Čapeks čehu rakstnieks

Kêpek, Kêrela 1890-1938

Plocek Karel 1890-1938

Qia Pei Ke

Qiapeike, Kalei'er, 1890-1938

Tchapek, Karel

Tchápek, Karel 1890-1938

Tšābak, Kārl 1890-1938

Tšābik, Kāril, 1890-1938

Tšābīk, Kārl 1890-1938

Ts'apeḳ, Ḳarel 1890-1938

Vašek, Karel 1890-1938

Κάπεκ Κάρελ (1890-1938)

Κάρελ Τσάπεκ

Τσάπεκ Κάρελ (1890-1938)

Карел Чапек

Карел Чапек чешки писател

Карел Чапек чешский писатель, прозаик и драматург, фантаст

Карэл Чапек

Карэл Чапэк

Чапек К.

Чапек, К. (Карел), 1890-1938

Чапек Карел

Чапек, Карел 1890-1938

Կարել Չապեկ

טשפק, קרל, 1890-1938

מפאק, קארל

צ׳אפק, קרל

צ׳אפק, קרל 1890-1938

צ׳פק, קרל 1890־1938

צ'אפק, קארל

צ'פק, קרל, 1890-1938

קארל צ'אפק סופר צ'כי

تشابك، كارل، 1890-1938

كارل تشابيك

كارل تشابيك كاتب تشيكي

كاريل تشابيك، 1890-1938

چاپک، کارل

کارل چاپک

کارل چاپک نویسنده اهل چکسلواکی

کارل چاپیک

کارل چاپېک

करेल चपेक

ਕਾਰਲ ਚਾਪੇਕ

กาเรล ชาเปก

ཁ​་རེལ་ཆ་ཕེག

კარელ ჩაპეკი

차페크, 카렐 1890-1938

챠페크, 카렐 1890-1938

카렐 차페크

카렐 차페크 1890-1938

카페크, 카렐 1890-1938

カペック, カレル

カレル・チャペック

チャペック, カレル

加贝克 1890-1938

卡雷尔·恰佩克

恰佩克

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