The Good Soldier Švejk (pronounced [ˈʃvɛjk]), also spelled Schweik, Shveyk or Schwejk) is the abbreviated title of an unfinished satirical/dark comedy novel by Jaroslav Hašek. The original Czech title of the work is Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války, literally The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk During the World War. It is the most translated novel of Czech literature.
The novel was originally illustrated by Josef Lada (born 17 December 1887 in Hrusice, Bohemia – 14 December 1957 in Prague), having won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1963. The asteroid 17625 Joseflada has been named after him.
The novel volumes are:
Behind the Lines (V zázemí, 1921)
At the Front (Na frontě, 1922)
The Glorious Licking (Slavný výprask, 1922)
The Glorious Licking Continued (Pokračování slavného výprasku, 1923; unfinished)