Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

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Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
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Author Vítězslav Nezval
Original title Valerie a týden divů
Country Czechoslovakia
Language English
Genre Surrealist, Gothic, Novel
Published 1945 (Czech edition); 2005 (Twisted Spoon Press) (English translation)
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 978-80-86264-19-6
This is an article on the 1945 novel, for the 1970 film see Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (film).

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (or Valerie a týden divů) is a novel by surrealist Czech writer Vítězslav Nezval, first published in 1945. It was made into a 1970 Czech film directed by Jaromil Jireš.

With this novel, Nezval explored the gothic themes and settings of such novels as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and M. G. Lewis' The Monk, as well as F. W. Murnau's film Nosferatu (based on Dracula by Bram Stoker).

The novel has long been available in Czech. The recently published English edition features the illustrations by Kamil Lhotak that appeared in the original edition.

Adaptations in other media[edit]

The 1970 film adaptation Valerie a týden divů, directed by Jaromil Jireš, starred the then 13-year-old Jaroslava Schallerová as Valerie.

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