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R.U.R.

by Karel Capek

Two sets of identical twins provide the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouement. One of Shakespeare's earliest comedic efforts....


Capek Four Plays: R. U. R.; The Insect Play; The Makropulos Case; The White Plague

by Karel Capek, Cathy Porter & Peter Majer

"There was no writer like him. . . prophetic assurance mixed with surrealistic humour and hard-edged social satire: a unique combination" (Arthur Miller)


President Masaryk Tells His Story

by Karel Capek

This account of President Masaryk's life was taken from his own lips and set down in his own words by Karel Čapek. The chapters were not told consecutively as they are given here; they have been built up from...


Travels in the North - Exemplified by the Author's Drawings

by Karel Capek

Travels in The North is a travelogue about a trip (taken some years earlier) through Denmark, Norway and Sweden penned by Karel Čapek in the 1930s. Written in an endearingly frank and reflective but humourous...


Letters from England

by Karel Capek

Karel Čapek was a Czech writer of the early 20th century. Letters from England is Čapek's collection of letters and illustrations from his travels around England. They convey a bemused admiration for England...


Tales from Two Pockets

by Karel Capek

Tales From Two Pockets is a collection of 26 of Čapek's stories that deconstruct the mystery tale by breaking rules left right and centre, and still make for wonderful reading. He has a unique slant on the...


Letters from Holland

by Karel Capek

Karel Čapek was a Czech writer of the early 20th century. Letters from Holland is Čapek's collection of letters and illustrations from his travels around Holland. This early work by Karel Čapek was originally...


Dashenka - Or, The Life of a Puppy

by Karel Capek

This book tells the whimsical story of Dashenka, a fox terrier puppy with wiry hair who brings both joy and distress to all those around him as soon as he arrives. A delightfully sentimental tale narrated through...


The Mother - A Play in Three Acts

by Karel Capek

The Mother is an anti-war drama by the famed Czech writer of the early 20th century Karel Čapek. The play is influenced by the Spanish civil war and illustrates the difficult relationship between the men that...


War with the Newts

by Karel Capek & Ewald Osers

One of the great anti-utopian satires of the twentieth century, an inspiration to writers from Orwell to Vonnegut, at last in a modern translation. Man discovers a species of giant, intelligent newts and learns...


Three Novels: Hordubal, Meteor, An Ordinary Life

by Karel Capek & M. Weatherall

This trilogy of novels was the culmination of Karel Capek's career. The novels share neither characters nor events; instead, they approach the problem of knowing people—of mutual understanding—in a variety...


R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

by Karel Capek & Claudia Novack-Jones

R.U.R.—written in 1920, premiered in Prague in 1921, and first performed in New York in 1922—garnered worldwide acclaim for its author and popularized the word robot. Mass-produced as efficient laborers...


Russia's Iron Age

by Karel Capek

Frederick Lewis Schuman was a historian, an American political scientist and international relations scholar. He was a professor of history at Williams College, an analyst of international relations, and social...


The Gardener's Year - Illustrated by Josef Capek

by Karel Capek

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Talks with T. G. Masaryk

by Karel Capek & Michael Henry Heim

Never have two such important world figures collaborated in a biography: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850–1937), the original philosopher-president who founded Czechoslovakia in 1918, and Karel Capek (1890–1938),...


Tales from Two Pockets

by Karel Capek & Norma Comrada

Capek wrote 48 stories that deconstruct the mystery story by breaking one rule here, three rules there, and yet also make for wonderful reading. His unique approaches to the mysteries of justice and truth are...


Apocryphal Tales

by Karel Capek & Norma Comrada

The stories in this collection tackle great events and figures of history, myth, and literature in unexpected ways, questioning views on such basic concepts as justice, progress, wisdom, belief, and patriotism....