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". ...more

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R.U.R.

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3.79 avg rating — 11,248 ratings — published 1920 — 245 editions
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War with the Newts

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4.17 avg rating — 10,572 ratings — published 1936 — 200 editions
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The White Disease

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4.30 avg rating — 3,936 ratings — published 1936 — 18 editions
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Dášeňka, čili život štěněte

4.21 avg rating — 1,923 ratings — published 1933 — 31 editions
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Krakatit

3.74 avg rating — 1,574 ratings — published 1922 — 47 editions
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Matka

4.23 avg rating — 1,200 ratings — published 1938 — 13 editions
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Tales from Two Pockets

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4.12 avg rating — 1,530 ratings — published 1929 — 49 editions
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Povídky z jedné kapsy

4.05 avg rating — 1,036 ratings — published 1929 — 12 editions
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The Absolute at Large

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3.86 avg rating — 1,993 ratings — published 1920 — 63 editions
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Povídky z druhé kapsy

4.12 avg rating — 582 ratings — published 1929 — 7 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!”
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