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.

Average rating: 4.01 · 30,464 ratings · 641 reviews · 846 distinct worksSimilar authors
Winnetou I: Kepala Suku Apache

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4.15 avg rating — 3,894 ratings — published 1892 — 168 editions
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Winnetou I - IV

4.37 avg rating — 2,248 ratings — published 1893 — 18 editions
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Winnetou II: Si Pencari Jejak

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4.15 avg rating — 2,685 ratings — published 1893 — 108 editions
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Winnetou III: Winnetou Gugur

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4.22 avg rating — 2,085 ratings — published 1893 — 72 editions
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The Treasure of Silver Lake

4.03 avg rating — 2,080 ratings — published 1894 — 114 editions
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Old Surehand 1

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4.07 avg rating — 1,508 ratings — published 1894 — 46 editions
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Old Surehand II

4.08 avg rating — 1,092 ratings — published 1896 — 41 editions
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Winnetou IV: Ahli Waris Win...

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4.05 avg rating — 900 ratings — published 1910 — 37 editions
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The Oil Prince

3.82 avg rating — 656 ratings — published 1893 — 44 editions
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Der Schut

3.97 avg rating — 368 ratings — published 1892 — 36 editions
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Menjelajah Gurun Petualangan di Kurdistan Von Bagdad nach Stambul In den Schluchten des Balkan Durch das Land der Skipetaren Der Schut
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Anak Pemburu Beruang Hantu Llano Estacado Unter Geiern
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Schloß Rodriganda Die Pyramide des Sonnengottes Benito Juarez Trapper Geierschnabel Der sterbende Kaiser Die Kinder des Herzogs
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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.”
Pleasure P

“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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