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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date November 1, 1990
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679727866
ISBN-10 0679727868
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $12.00
§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: A comic, picaresque novel set against the backdrop of twentieth-century Czech history, about the rise and fall of an ambitious busboy in Prague.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780151457458
 
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.
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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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