I Served the King of England (Paperback)

By Bohumil Hrabal, Paul Wilson (Translator)
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In a comic masterpiece following the misadventures of a simple but hugely ambitious waiter in pre-World War II Prague, who rises to wealth only to lose everything with the onset of Communism, Bohumil Hrabal takes us on a tremendously funny and satirical trip through 20th-centuryCzechoslovakia.

About the Author

Bohumil Hrabal (1914 97) was a celebrated Czech writer whose books include "Closely Watched Trains", which was adapted into a film that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film in 1967, "I Served the King of England", and "Pirouettes on a Postage Stamp".

Paul Wilson is a graduate of History at Oxford University. He has lived and worked in North, South and Central America as well as extensively travelling in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811216876
ISBN-10: 081121687X
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: May 31st, 2007
Pages: 241
Language: English