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Title:I Served the King of England
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:New Directions
ISBN:081121687X
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Number of Pages:256
Category:Fiction, Czech literature, Classics, Historical fiction, Novels, Literature

I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal, Paul Wilson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC I Served the King of England 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 th century Czechoslovakia b .

First published in in a typewritten edition then finally printed in book form in I Served the King of England is an extraordinary and subtly tragicomic novel The New York Times telling the tale of Ditie a hugely ambitious but simple waiter in a deluxe Prague hotel in the years before World War II Ditie is called upon to serve not the King of England but Haile Selassie It is one of the great moments in his life Eventually he falls in love with a Nazi woman athlete as the Germans are invading Czechoslovakia After the war through the sale of valuable stamps confiscated from the Jews he reaches the heights of his ambition building a hotel He becomes a millionaire but with the institution of communism he loses everything and is sent to inspect mountain roads Living in dreary circumstances Ditie comes to terms with the inevitability of his death and with his place in history