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The short reign of Pippin IV : a fabrication

Author: John Steinbeck; Robert Eustis Morsberger; Katharine M Morsberger
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In "The Short Reign of Pippin IV," John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Hristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippins 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Steinbeck; Robert Eustis Morsberger; Katharine M Morsberger
ISBN: 9780143039464 0143039466
OCLC Number: 76786895
Description: xxxiv, 131 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Short reign of Pippin the Fourth
Responsibility: John Steinbeck ; introduction by Robert Morsberger and Katharine Morsberger.

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In "The Short Reign of Pippin IV," John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Hristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippins 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.

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