Karel Čapek


Born
in Malé Svatoňovice, Czech Republic
January 09, 1890

Died
December 25, 1938

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Karel Čapek is one of the the most influential Czech writers of the 20th century. He wrote with intelligence and humour on a wide variety of subjects. His works are known for their interesting and precise descriptions of reality, and Čapek is renowned for his excellent work with the Czech language. His play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) first popularized the word "robot".

Average rating: 4.03 · 37,919 ratings · 2,512 reviews · 306 distinct worksSimilar authors
War with the Newts

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4.17 avg rating — 9,401 ratings — published 1936 — 184 editions
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R.U.R.

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3.87 avg rating — 7,827 ratings — published 1920 — 173 editions
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The White Disease

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4.28 avg rating — 3,186 ratings — published 1937 — 12 editions
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Dášeňka, čili život štěněte

4.21 avg rating — 1,782 ratings — published 1933 — 26 editions
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Krakatit

3.76 avg rating — 1,455 ratings — published 1922 — 38 editions
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Tales from Two Pockets

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4.11 avg rating — 1,410 ratings — published 1929 — 44 editions
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Matka

4.22 avg rating — 1,044 ratings — published 1938 — 12 editions
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Povídky z jedné kapsy

4.03 avg rating — 925 ratings — published 1929 — 11 editions
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The Absolute at Large

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3.86 avg rating — 1,634 ratings — published 1920 — 55 editions
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Povídky z druhé kapsy

4.11 avg rating — 507 ratings — published 1929 — 6 editions
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More books by Karel Čapek…
“Only years of practice will teach you the mysteries and bold certainty of a real gardener, who treads at random, yet tramples on nothing.”
Karel Čapek

“Everyone has the best of feelings towards mankind in general, but not towards the individual man. We'll kill men, but we want to save mankind. And that isn't right, your Reverence. The world will be an evil place as long as people don't believe in other people.”
Karel Čapek, The Absolute at Large

“We´re two, two for everything, for love, life, for a fight and pain, for hours of happiness. Two for wins and losses, for life and for death - TWO!”
Karel Čapek
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Polls

December 2017 Short Story Poll

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, 32 pages or less, 1905
 
  58 votes, 17.1%

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf, 112 pages, 1929
 
  57 votes, 16.8%

 
  36 votes, 10.6%

A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Connor, 24 pages or less, 1955
 
  34 votes, 10.0%

 
  34 votes, 10.0%

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote, 48 pages or less, 1956
 
  29 votes, 8.5%

Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann, 120 pages, 1815
 
  26 votes, 7.6%

The Eyes by Edith Wharton, 48 pages, 1910
 
  17 votes, 5.0%

To Build a Fire by Jack London, 32 pages or less, 1903
 
  12 votes, 3.5%

The Lion in Winter by James Goldman, 60 pages, 1966
 
  11 votes, 3.2%

 
  11 votes, 3.2%

R.U.R. by Karel Čapek, 84 pages, 1920
 
  8 votes, 2.4%

Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages,1936
 
  7 votes, 2.1%

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