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  • Published: 26 April 2005
  • ISBN: 9780140449914
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 784
  • RRP: $22.99

The Good Soldier Svejk



Joseph Heller said that if it weren't for his having read The Good Soldier Švejk he would never had written his American novel Catch 22

Hasek's most important work was centered around the deeply funny story of a hapless Czech soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army -- dismissed for incompetence only to be pressed into service by the Russians in World War I (where he is captured by his own troops). A mischief-maker, bohemian and drunk, Hasek demonstrated his wit in this classic novel of the Czech character and preposterous nature of war.

  • Published: 26 April 2005
  • ISBN: 9780140449914
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 784
  • RRP: $22.99

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