Alois Jirásek

anglicky: a well-known author of historical fiction who was productive during the 1880s-1910s. Jirásek was established by the Communist regime as the most prominent author of Czech fiction since he was devoted to traditional, non-experimental realistic works and his concept of Czech history stressed "revolutionary" periods such as the Hussite movements while periods of German influence were treated as periods of "darkness." See Jirásek's Old Czech Legends [London, Boston: Forest Books, 1992], where the story of the Knights of Blaník is published in English.