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Karl May

German author

1842   -   1912

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

Karl Friedrich May ( MY; German: [kaʁl maɪ̯] (listen); 25 February 1842 – 30 March 1912) was a German author. He is best known for his travel novels set on one hand in the American Old West with Winnetou and Old Shatterhand as main protagonists and on the other hand in the Orient and Middle East with Kara Ben Nemsi and Hadschi Halef Omar. May also wrote novels set in Latin America, China and Germany, 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 200,000,000 copies worldwide.
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Works

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Der Waldläufer

literary work

author: Karl May

Der Schatz im Silbersee

novel by Karl May

author: Karl May

1894

Vánoce

book by Karl May

author: Karl May

Am Jenseits

literary work

author: Karl May

Ardistan a Džinistan

literary work

author: Karl May

Die Liebe des Ulanen

Roman von Karl May

author: Karl May

Die Sklavenkarawane

literary work

author: Karl May

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