book cover of Hordubal


(The first book in the Noetic Trilogy series)
A novel by

Hordubal is a Czech novel, written by Karel Capek. It was first published in 1933. It is an examination of the difference between internal and external knowledge. It is considered part of a trilogy with Meteor and An Ordinary Life. Juraj Hordubal returns home to Carpathian Ruthenia after eight years of hard work in America. He is looking forward to seeing his devoted wife Polana and daughter Hafia. Everything is greatly idealised in his eyes as he expects everyone to welcome him warmly. However, the reality is different, he is accepted very coldly but hopes that things will get better soon and everyone will get used to his presence.

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