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The brass butterfly: a play in three acts,

Author: William Golding
Publisher: London, Faber, 1969.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comedy deals with an inventor-genius of Roman times whose fate it is to discover things at the wrong moment. Set amongst the power intrigues and religious struggles at the court of a Roman Emperor, a Greek scientist arrives with his inventions of the steam engine, gun powder, and printing. The resultant catastrophes provoke arguments of Shavian wit and brilliant paradox, leading to a happy though ambiguous  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Golding
ISBN: 0571090737 9780571090730
OCLC Number: 97581
Description: 80 pages 19 cm
Responsibility: by William Golding.

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This comedy deals with an inventor-genius of Roman times whose fate it is to discover things at the wrong moment. Set amongst the power intrigues and religious struggles at the court of a Roman Emperor, a Greek scientist arrives with his inventions of the steam engine, gun powder, and printing. The resultant catastrophes provoke arguments of Shavian wit and brilliant paradox, leading to a happy though ambiguous dénouement.

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