: Three Novels: Hordubal, Meteor, An Ordinary Life ( ): Karel Capek, M. Weatherall: Books. This trilogy of novels was the culmination of Karel Capek’s career. The novels share neither characters nor events; instead, they approach the problem of. Hordubal / Prva smena has 2 ratings and 0 reviews. Dva romana iz života rudara.

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He is sentenced to life. Hanka Lesakova rated it really liked it Mar 22, It compares internal and external knowledge. Tereza Srbi rated it liked it Apr 23, The last story starts off all right, but near the end dissolves in philosophizing about personalities which left me struggling to finish the novel.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The first, Hordubal, is the best of the three by far. He believes that Polana was a faithful wife during the time he was abroad. If Hordubal hadn’t been there, this collection would have got a maximum of 2 stars, mainly due to An Xapek Life, but Hordubal was so lovely, on its own I would have rated it at least 4 stars.


An amazing collection of novels. A wonderful, almost absurd tale of a man who comes back home after years and can’t tell his wife is having an affair.

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It was first published in Juraj Hordubal yordubal home to Carpathian Ruthenia after eight years of hard work in America. Antuan Domasol rated it it was amazing Jan 18, Perhaps I went into the 2nd and 3rd novel in the wrong frame of mind, but I don’t think so. I didn’t make it to the 3rd story.

The highly religious society detests her for her sins.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It is considered part of a trilogy horduba, Meteor and An Ordinary Life. This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in Czech.

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Hordubal / Prva smena

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Rossum’s Universal Robots first popularized the word “robot”. Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: I actually only read Hordbul, but it was great.

View a machine-translated version of the Czech article. Frank Beissel rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Capek is one of the most under appreciated authors of the 20th century. Polana is found guilty of planning hodubal murder and is sentenced to 12 years in prison in spite of being pregnant. Hordubal is killed by Manya in the middle of the night.


Three Novels: Hordubal, Meteor, An Ordinary Life

Views Read Edit View history. These novels reflect the mindset of Czechoslovakia during the interwar period quite well: As a twist, it ends as a sort of detective story.

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A model attribution edit summary using German: Further suggestions might be found on horvubal article’s talk page. It’s very difficult to describe, however if you appreciate Czech literature this is a good and fun read.

Hordubal / Prva smena by Karel Čapek

All the evidence lead to Manya. The narration swoops hordybal and out of 3rd, 1st, and 2nd in a very fluid and revealing way. However, the reality is different, he is accepted very coldly but hopes that things will get better soon and everyone will get used to his presence.