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Engineer of Human Souls, the (1977) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Danny Smiricky is a Czech writer who fled his country in 1968 to find asylum in the sheltered world of Edenvale College in Toronto. His New World is an Eden that he sees with Old World eyes; he is touched and exasperated by its political innocence, wryly amused by the hilarious counter-revolutionary schemes of his fellow émigrés, tormented by the Soviet secret agents who dog his footsteps, and he succumbs to the determined flirtations of his prettiest student.

At the same time he is undone by memories… of a homeland as lost to him as his youth… of Nadia, the factory girl who was his first lover… of his career as girl-chaser and feckless hero of the Nazi occupation, and later under Stalin… a world of heroes, traitors and innocents.

Original title: Příbeh inženýra lidských duší
Original languages: Czech

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Notes:

  • Dedication: "To Santnerova"

Edition #1: The Engineer of Human Souls

The Engineer of Human Souls (1984)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Paul Wilson
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The Engineer of Human Souls (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: Lester & Orpen Dennys
ISBN: 9781550135343
Pages: 571

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The Engineer of Human Souls (February 1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Normal, IL
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564781994
Dimensions: 6 x 8.8 x 1.1 in
Pages: 571

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The Engineer of Human Souls (1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780099386414
Pages: 592

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The Engineer of Human Souls (October 15, 1985)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: Totem Press
ISBN: 9780002228527
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 x 1.2 in
Pages: 571

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The Engineer of Human Souls (October 1985)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Washington Square Press
ISBN: 9780671556822
Pages: 571

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The Engineer of Human Souls (February 1985)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
ISBN: 9780701129316
Pages: 571

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The Engineer of Human Souls (June 12, 1984)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 9780394505008
Pages: 571

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