by Jaroslav Hasek - £10.99 Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics) (2005)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780140449914 | ISBN 10: 0140449914
Hasek's most important work was centered around the deeply funny story of a hapless Czech soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army -- dismissed for incompetence only to be pressed into service by the Russians in World War I (where he is captured by his own troops).
A mischief-maker, bohemian and drunk, Hasek demonstrated his wit in this classic novel of the Czech character and preposterous nature of war.
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