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Saturnin free pdf On its initial publication in Czech in 1942, "Saturnin" was a best-seller, its gentle satire offering an unexpected - if temporary - reprieve from the grim reality of the German occupation. In the years since, the novel has been hailed as a classic of Czech literature, and this translation makes it available to English-language readers for the first time-which is entirely appropriate, for author Zdenek Jirotka clearly modeled his light comedy on the English masters Jerome K. Jerome and P. G. Wodehouse. The novel's main character, Saturnin, a 'gentleman's gentleman' who obviously owes a debt to Wodehouse's beloved Jeeves, wages a constant battle to protect his master from romantic disaster and intrusive relatives, such as Aunt Catherine, the 'Prancing Dictionary of Slavic Proverbs'. Enlivened with new, full-color illustrations by Czech graphic artist Adolph Born, "Saturnin" will warm the heart of any fan of literary comedy.

About Zdenek Jirotka

Zdenek Jirotka (1911-2003) is the author of radio plays, novels, and short stories. Mark Adrian Corner is a part-time lecturer at the Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel. He is the author or translator of several books.

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Author : Zdenek Jirotka
Publisher : Karolinum,Nakladatelstvi Univerzity Karlovy,Czech Republic
Data Published : 01 May 2006
ISBN : 8024606836
EAN : 9788024606835
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 263 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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