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Karl May

German writer

1842   -   1912

genre: pop novel
country of citizenship: Germany
language of expression: German
occupation: novelist, children's writer, screenwriter

Karl Friedrich May ( MY; German: [maɪ]; 25 February 1842 – 30 March 1912) was a German writer best known for his adventure novels set in the American Old West. His main protagonists are Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. May set similar books in the Orient and Middle East (in which the main protagonists were Kara Ben Nemsi and Hadschi Halef Omar), Latin America and Germany. May also wrote poetry, a play, and composed music; he was a proficient player of several musical instruments. Many of his works were adapted for film, stage, audio dramas and comics. Later in his career, May turned to philosophical and spiritual genres. He is one of the best-selling German writers of all time, with about 200 million copies worldwide.
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works

53

Der Schatz im Silbersee

novel by Karl May

author: Karl May

1894

Vánoce

book by Karl May

author: Karl May

Der Waldläufer

literary work

author: Karl May

Am Jenseits

literary work

author: Karl May

Der Sohn des Bärenjägers

literary work

author: Karl May

1887

Ardistan a Džinistan

literary work

author: Karl May

Die Liebe des Ulanen

Roman von Karl May

author: Karl May

Karavana otroků

literary work

author: Karl May

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