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This is an auction for THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK by Jaroslav Hasek.

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"THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK is the shortened title of an unfinished satirical novel by Jaroslav Hasek. It was illustrated by Josef Lada and George Grosz after Hasek's death. The original Czech title of the work is The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Schweik During the World War. Hasek originally intended Schweik to cover a total of six volumes, but had only completed four (which are now usually merged into one book) upon his death from tuberculosis in 1923. The novel tells the story of the Czech veteran Josef Schweik and his adventures in the army. The story begins in Prague with news of the assassination in Sarajevo that precipitates World War I. Schweik is so enthusiastic about faithfully serving the Austrian Emperor that no one can decide whether he is merely an imbecile or is craftily undermining the Austro-Hungarian Army's war effort. However, he is arrested by a member of the secret police after making some politically sensitive remarks, and he is sent to prison. Schweik is then sent to a madhouse, before being finally released. He then gets his charwoman to wheel him (he is suffering from rheumatism) to the recruitment offices in Prague. Unfortunately, Schweik is sent to a hospital for malingerers because of his rheumatism. He is then finally sent to the army as batman for army chaplain Otto Katz, who loses him at cards to Lieutenant Lukas, whose batman he then becomes. Lukas is then posted with his march battalion to barracks in Southern Bohemia preparatory to being sent to the front. However Schweik misses the train and also misses all the other trains after staying at the station for too long..."

Penguin paperback 1981.

752 pages.

Good condition.

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