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Prague Tales

Jan Neruda
Translated by Michael Henry Heim

With an introduction by Ivan Klima

All-time bestseller of CEU Press

Prague Tales is a collection of Jan Neruda's intimate, wry, bittersweet stories of life among the inhabitants of the Little Quarter of nineteenth-century Prague. These finely tuned and varied vignettes established Neruda as the quintessential Czech nineteenth-century realist, the Charles Dickens of a Prague becoming ever more aware of itself as a Czech rather than an Austrian city.

Prague Tales is a classic by a writer whose influence has been acknowledged by generations of Czech writers, including Ivan Klíma, who contributes an introduction to this new translation.

"How often is a reviewer privileged to make so marvellous a discovery?" - The Spectator

368 pages
ISBN 978-963-9116-23-8 paperback $17.95 / €13.95 / £12.99

Published in the series:
Central European Classics / CEU Press Classics
ISSN 1418-0162