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Der blaurote Methusalem (Gesammelte Werke, Bd. 40)

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Zwischen Dieben, die Götterbilder stehlen, Beamten, die gegen klingende Münze einsperren und auch wieder laufen lassen, und gefährlichen Dschunkenpiraten spielt diese humorvolle wie auch spannende Erzählung. Karl May zeichnet in ihr ein farbenprächtiges Bild vom damaligen China.
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published 1951 by Karl-May-Verlag (first published 1889)
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Apr 24, 2015 Rebecca rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Langweilige Geschichte, nervige Charaktere, Rassismus, viel Anlass zum Fremdschämen... Mit diesem Buch habe ich gekämpft und bin froh, durch zu sein. Normalerweise mag ich May, aber hier haben die schlechtestesn Aspekte seiner Geschichten versammelt und verstärkt ohne einen einzigen Lichtblick zwischendurch.
Apr 04, 2014 Franz rated it really liked it
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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).
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Feb 24, 2015 Antje Schrupp rated it did not like it
Der schlechteste Karl May ever, vermutlich auch das schlechteste Buch, das ich (mit AUslassungen) fertig gelesen habe. Interessant jedoch: Die "Mohammedaner" sind in China eher die Guten :)
Apr 02, 2010 Feliz rated it really liked it
Wildly hilarious story about an "eternal student" and his friend's journey to 19th century China. One of the best by Karl May
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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 ...more
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