Nine Fairy Tales

Trade Paper – $19.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1464-7
Publication Date
October 1996
Page Count
253 pages
Trim Size
5 1/8 x 7 3/4
ISBN
0-8101-1464-X

Nine Fairy Tales

and One More Thrown in for Good Measure
Karl Capek

Karel Capek, author of the acclaimed War with the Newts, is one of the great Czechoslovak writers of the twentieth century. These fairy tales bear Capek's combination of the fantastic and the satirical, offering fairies, elves, and talking animals alongside references to detectives, secret police agents, luxury automobiles, and Hollywood starlets. Filled with the delight of language, dazzling wordplay, a sense of absurdity about the so-called adult world, and a deeply humane vision, these witty stories will appeal to readers of all ages.


About the Author

Karel Capek, author of the acclaimed War with the Newts, is one of the great Czechoslovak writers of the twentieth century.
Reviews
"Ostensibly for children, these impish stories, newly translated, can be, and should be, enjoyed by adults as well." --The Atlantic