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The fires of Arcadia

Author: G B Harrison
Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World [1965]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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"The academy, most popular of subjects for satire, has not had the torch held to its tail for some time. The Fires of Arcadia singes rather than burns. It is the real story behind the recent conflagration at Arcadia College in New Hampshire, which was destroyed in the blaze along with the records of a bizarre experiment combining the humanities and the sciences. In line with a tradition of absolute intellectual and  Read more...
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Harrison, G.B. (George Bagshawe), 1894-1991.
Fires of Arcadia.
New York, Harcourt, Brace & World [1965]
(OCoLC)564464880
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G B Harrison
OCLC Number: 1052295
Description: 153 pages 21 cm
Responsibility: [by] G.B. Harrison.

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"The academy, most popular of subjects for satire, has not had the torch held to its tail for some time. The Fires of Arcadia singes rather than burns. It is the real story behind the recent conflagration at Arcadia College in New Hampshire, which was destroyed in the blaze along with the records of a bizarre experiment combining the humanities and the sciences. In line with a tradition of absolute intellectual and individual freedom imposed by the founder, a chemistry professor had, through artificial insemination, inpregnated a goat with a human sperm. The result was a band of little satyrs who attracted the only concentrated attention ever given to anything by the college president's daughter, a girl who had used freedom as a weapon all her life."--Kirkus.

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