May, Karl Friedrich
German author, poet, playwright, and composer Karl Friedrich May (1842 - 1912) is known mainly for his adventure novels. Using exotic Arab desert, American landscape, and Chinese backdrops, he wrote great tales of action. Maywrote under different pseudonyms. His works, which have been translated into more than thirty five different languages, were greatly admired and widely - read in Europe. Durch die Wuste is one of the most applauded.
German author and one of the greatest best-sellers of fiction of all times. May wrote adventure and travel stories for the young, which are notable for their true-to-life details and descriptions.