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Set in May 1945 in a small Czech town. The Germans are withdrawing, the Red Army is advancing, and Danny Smiricky is being forced to grow up fast. Observing with contempt the antics of the town's senior citizens playing it safe, he adopts the role first of reluctant conscript then partisan.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR004214049
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR001657444
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR002428071
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1972. Paperback. Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Seller Inventory # mon0004001022
Book Description Penguin Books, 1980. paperback. Condition: Very Good in Wrappers. Middlesex. 1980. Penguin Books. Reprinted Penguin Modern Classic Paperback Edition. Very Good in Wrappers. ISBN:0140035117. Translated from the Czech by Jeanne Nemcova. 416 pages. paperback. The cover art was designed by Germano Facetti and shows a detail from 'German Sorceress' by Otto Dix. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Written by one of the outstanding Czech novelists of modern times, THE COWARDS is one of the most remarkable novels to come out of Czechoslovakia since the war. It was banned in 1958 shortly after its first publication because of its critical attitude to the events of May 1945, when the country was liberated from Nazi occupation. One week in May 1945 in a small town, Kostelec, Czechoslovakia. Danny is growing up fast in the turbulence of the retreating POWs and the advancing Red Army. He observes the antics of the town s senior citizenry trying to play safe, and he plays at being a dashing partisan when he is not a reluctant conscript in a war more businesslike than the revolution he dreamed of. THE COWARDS is a story of an uncomplicated, talented youth, refusing to be bored to death by politics, and refusing to die without fighting and thinking for himself. Danny is a character responding freshly and humanly to momentous historic events. inventory #37866. Seller Inventory # z37866
Book Description Penguin Modern Classics, 1972. Soft cover. Condition: Good. Some edgewear, with crease at top right corner of front cover; stamp "JUN 23 1980" on first leaf. Translated by Jeanne Nemcova. First published in Czechoslovakia under the title Zbabelci, 1958; Published in Penguin Books 1972, Reprinted 1980. Seller Inventory # 19040604
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Book Description Penguin Modern Classics. Paperback. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0140035117I5N00
Book Description Penguin Books, Limited, 1972. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # 12267867-6
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1972. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1972 Penguin Paperback 1st Edition 1st Impression. Very good+ clean tight binding with wonderful cover design as shown. Seller Inventory # ABE-1550414860493