War With the Newts

By: Karel Capek

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ISBN
9780141192703
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
352
Dimensions
128 x 198mm

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'I gave them my word that if they would bring me the pearl shells I would give them harpoons and knives in exchange, so that they could defend themselves, see? That's an honest deal, sir.'

War with the Newts (1936) is Karel Capek's darkly humorous allegory of early twentieth-century Czech politics. Captain van Toch discovers a colony of newts in Sumatra which can not only be taught to trade and use tools, but also to speak. As the rest of the world learns of the creatures and their wonderful capabilities, it is clear that this new species is ripe for exploitation – they can be traded in their thousands, will do the work no human wants to do, and can fight – but the humans have given no thought to the terrible consequences of their actions.
ISBN:
9780141192703
Publication Date:
02 / 08 / 2010
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
128 x 198mm

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