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Translator: Mike Mitchell Cover design: Marie Lane
Comic and fantastic, gruesome and grotesque, Walpurgisnacht uses Prague as the setting for a clash between German officialdom immured in the ancient castle above the Moldau, and a Czech revolution seething in the city below. History, myth and political reality merge in an apocalyptic climax as the rebels, urged on by a drum covered in human skin, storm the castle to crown a poor violinist 'Emperor of the World' in St Vitus' Cathedral.
No. of pages: 169
Publication date: 22.03.2011
978 1 907650 17 8
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World English language in this translation.