The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv: A Fabrication

Paperback | April 24, 2007

byJohn SteinbeckIntroduction byRobert E. Morsberger, Katherine Morsberger

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In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippin’s wife, Queen Marie, who “might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant”; his uncle, a man of dubious virtue; his glamour-struck daughter and her beau, the son of the so-called “egg king” of Petaluma, California; and a motley crew of courtiers and politicians, guards and gardeners. This edition includes an introduction by Robert Morsberger and Katharine Morsberger.

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In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippin’s wife, Queen Marie, who “might have taken her pl...

John Steinbeck, born in Salinas, California, in 1902, grew up in a fertile agricultural valley, about twenty-five miles from the Pacific Coast. Both the valley and the coast would serve as settings for some of his best fiction. In 1919 he went to Stanford University, where he intermittently enrolled in literature and writing courses un...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.5 inPublished:April 24, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143039466

ISBN - 13:9780143039464

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Enchanting satirical comedy . . . highly amusing . . . entrancing. (Saturday Review)