Karl May





Karl May


Born
in Ernstthal, Germany
February 25, 1842

Died
March 30, 1912

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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 as composing music; he was proficient with several musical instruments. May's musical version of "Ave Maria" became very well known.

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Winnetou I: Kepala Suku Apache

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4.14 avg rating — 3,380 ratings — published 1892 — 127 editions
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Winnetou I - IV

4.36 avg rating — 1,983 ratings — published 1893 — 15 editions
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Winnetou II: Si Pencari Jejak

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4.14 avg rating — 2,435 ratings — published 1893 — 91 editions
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Winnetou III: Winnetou Gugur

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4.20 avg rating — 1,855 ratings — published 1893 — 57 editions
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The Treasure of Silver Lake

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Old Surehand 1

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4.06 avg rating — 1,341 ratings — published 1894 — 37 editions
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Old Surehand II

4.08 avg rating — 945 ratings — published 1896 — 36 editions
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Winnetou IV: Ahli Waris Win...

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4.04 avg rating — 828 ratings — published 1910 — 35 editions
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The Oil Prince

3.80 avg rating — 585 ratings — published 1893 — 44 editions
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Der Schut

3.97 avg rating — 317 ratings — published 1892 — 26 editions
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Die Felsenburg Krüger Bei Satan und Ischariot
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“I don’t care about losing people who don’t wanna be in my life anymore. I’ve lost people who meant the world to me and I’m still doing just fine.”
Karl May

“saya telah berbicara!
Howgh!”
Karl May, Winnetou

“Es gehört viel Demut und Selbstüberwindung dazu, die Größe seines Geistes so zu verhüllen, daß kein Unschuldiger durch sie niedergeschmettert wird.”
Karl May, Bei den Trümmern von Babylon

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