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Karl May is well-loved German author, still popular even though he died a long time ago. I have read almost all of his novels, many as a kid, and still enjoy them - they are fun, even though May is a moralist. They make for leisurely reading, evoking a world gone-by. I read them in German (not sure if they have even been translated into English).
Karl Friedrich May (also Karol May) was one of the best selling German writers of all time, noted mainly for books set in the American Old West, (best known for the characters of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand) and similar books set in the Orient and Middle East. In addition, he wrote stories set in his native Germany, in China and in South America. May also wrote poetry and several plays, as well a ...moreMore about Karl May...