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Considered to be the most successful German author of all time with more than 100 million copies of his 70 plus adventure novels translated in over 30 different languages and sold world-wide.

This collection does not include any manuscripts or personal papers of May and is thought to have been separated previously from the Major General Charles Willoughby Collection (MS - 024.) The 2-volume typescript English translation of May's In the Desert was most likely done by Willoughby.

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Publication Date

January 2002


German literature, Charles Willoughby, Karl Friedrich May, In the Desert


European History | German Language and Literature | German Literature | History | Intellectual History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-013: Karl Friedrich May Collection