An extraordinary and subtly tragicomic novel.

The New York Times

In a comic masterpiece following the misadventures of a simple but hugely ambitious waiter in pre-World War II Prague, who rises to wealth only to lose everything with the onset of Communism, Bohumil Hrabal takes us on a tremendously funny and satirical trip through 20th-century Czechoslovakia.

I Served the King of England

Fiction by Bohumil Hrabal

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Paperback (published May 1, 2007)

ISBN
9780811216876
Price US
15.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
256

Ebook (published May 1, 2007)

ISBN
9780811220088
Price US
15.95
Page Count
256

Bohumil Hrabal

Czech novelist and poet

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An extraordinary and subtly tragicomic novel.

The New York Times

One of the most authentic incarnations of magical Prague, an incredible union of earthy humor and baroque imagination.

—Milan Kundera