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About the book
  • Published: 26 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241260036
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 784
  • RRP: $17.99

The Good Soldier Svejk

Penguin Pocket Classics


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A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

'Listen, Švejk, are you really God's prize oaf?'
'Humbly report, sir,' Švejk answered solemnly. 'I am!'
Drunkard, malingerer, oaf and possible genius - the story of Czech soldier Svejk and his misadventures in the First World War is one of the most hilarious and subversive satires on war ever written.

A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

  • Pub date: 26 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241260036
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 784
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Authors

Jaroslav Hasek

Besides this book, the writer wrote more than 2,000 short works, short stories, glosses, sketches, mostly under various pen-names.


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