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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harcourt
Publication date March 1, 1989
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780151457458
ISBN-10 015145745X
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $17.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Chronicles the experiences of Ditie, who rises from busboy to hotel owner in World War II Prague, and whose life is shaped by the fate of his country before, during, and after the conflict
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Ditie, a waiter, loves money, because he is short and money makes him feel six feet tall. So he follows his star from adventure to adventure, until he becomes a millionaire. But it is no dream come true, because along the way he troubles his conscience and ends up seeking a different kind of wealth."

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from Harcourt (March 1, 1989)
9780151457458 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Chronicles the experiences of Ditie, who rises from busboy to hotel owner in World War II Prague, and whose life is shaped by the fate of his country before, during, and after the conflict
Paperback
Book cover for 9780099492894 Book cover for 9780679727866 Book cover for 9780811216876
 
With Paul Wilson (other contributor) | from New Directions (May 1, 2007)
9780811216876 | details & prices | 241 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.95
About: 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.
New edition from Vintage Uk (January 5, 2006)
9780099492894 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $14.40
About: A story of how the unbelievable came true, this book is about Ditie, a hotel waiter who rises to become a millionaire and then loses it all again against the backdrop of events in Prague from the German invasion to the victory of Communism.
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (November 1, 1990)
9780679727866 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $12.00
About: Chronicles the experiences of Ditie, who rises from busboy to hotel owner in World War II Prague, and whose life is shaped by the fate of his country before, during, and after the conflict

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