Saturnin (novel)

Saturnin (novel)

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image_caption = Book cover by Adolf Born
author = Zdeněk Jirotka
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country = Czechoslovakia
language = Czech
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release_date = 1942
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"Saturnin" is a 1942 humorous novel by Zdeněk Jirotka, with characters like the dangerous servant Saturnin, the annoying Aunt Kateřina and her son Milouš, Uncle František, Doctor Vlach, and the narrator's grandfather.

The book is probably the best work of Zdeněk Jirotka. This novel is strongly inspired by work of English authors, esp. Jerome K. Jerome and by novels and short stories by English writer P. G. Wodehouse, which features the character of the servant Jeeves. It has been translated into English, Spanish and Italian. Foreign language versions are issued by Charles University's publisher Karolinum.

Film, television, and theatrical adaptations

The basic story from this novel has been filmed as (Saturnin), which was then split into a 4-part series and broadcasted on Czech television. The servant Saturnin was played by Oldřich Vízner.

External links in Czech language

* [http://meteleskublesku.cz/?movie=46 Gallery and basics about the movie]
* [http://filmovezvuky.fdb.cz/saturnin/ Quotes and records from the movie]


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