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Capek, Karel (1890-1938)
R.U.R. (ROSSUM'S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS). A FANTASTIC MELODRAMA, TRANSLATED BY PAUL SELVER. GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK: DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY, 1923
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Capek, Karel (1890-1938)
R.U.R. (ROSSUM'S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS). A FANTASTIC MELODRAMA, TRANSLATED BY PAUL SELVER. GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK: DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY, 1923
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Capek, Karel (1890-1938)
R.U.R. (ROSSUM'S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS). A FANTASTIC MELODRAMA, TRANSLATED BY PAUL SELVER. GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK: DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY, 1923
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, 8vo (190 x 125mm.), half-title, title printed in red and black, 4 plates, original orange cloth, lettered in black, spine slightly worn, slightly soiled and slightly faded
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Provenance

bought from Harvest Book Company, 2003

Literature

Tomash & Williams C20; Origins of Cyberspace 249

Catalogue Note

This work was first produced in Prague in 1921 and then in London and New York in 1922. The play introduced the word robot into the English language, from the Czech robota, which refers to the feudal system under which peasants were required to work for their lords without recompense. In modern Czech it is used to describe work which is dull or very routine.

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