Karel Čapek

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: 4.02 · 30,026 ratings · 1,726 reviews · 239 distinct worksSimilar authors
War with the Newts

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4.17 avg rating — 7,462 ratings — published 1935 — 153 editions
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R.U.R.

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3.86 avg rating — 6,104 ratings — published 1921 — 135 editions
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The White Disease

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4.25 avg rating — 2,408 ratings — published 1937 — 9 editions
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Dášeňka, čili život štěněte

4.19 avg rating — 1,554 ratings — published 1933 — 20 editions
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Krakatit

3.77 avg rating — 1,200 ratings — published 1922 — 17 editions
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Tales from Two Pockets

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4.10 avg rating — 1,228 ratings — published 1929 — 37 editions
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Matka

4.18 avg rating — 838 ratings — published 1938 — 11 editions
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Povídky z jedné kapsy

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The Absolute at Large

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3.85 avg rating — 1,248 ratings — published 1920 — 38 editions
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Povídky z druhé kapsy

4.08 avg rating — 416 ratings — published 1929 — 5 editions
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“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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