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Book Information: War with the Newts, the

War with the Newts, the (1936) [Novel]
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Originally written in 1936, two years before Capek's death and three years before the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, War with the Newts is considered by many to be Capek's greatest book. Working in the "fantastic" satiric tradition of Wells, Orwell, and Vonnegut, Capek chronicles the discovery of a colony of highly intelligent giant salamanders off the coast of an Indonesian island. Capek sardonically details all the reactions of the civilized world - from horror to skepticism, from intellectual fascination to mercantile opportunism - and the ultimate destruction from which it (and the newts) might not escape.

Original title: Válka s mloky
Original languages: Czech

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Genre: FictionFantasyAllegorical And Bangsian

Edition #1: War with the Newts

War with the Newts (1985)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Ewald Osers
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War with the Newts (1985)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Unwin Paperbacks
ISBN: 0048233080
Pages: 241

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Edition #2: War with the Newts

War with the Newts (1937)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: M. Weatherall R. Weatherall
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War with the Newts (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Evanston, IL
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810114682
Pages: 348

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