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The Queen Pedauque - Anatole France

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Published: 1st September 2003
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Dumas would have handled the "strange surprising adventures" of Jacques Tournebroche to a nicety, if only Dumas had ever thought to have his collaborators write this brisk tale, wherein d'Astarac and Tournebroche and Mosaide display, even now, a noticeable something in common with the Balsamo and Gilbert and Althotas of the Memoires d'un Medecin. One foresees, to be sure, that, with the twin-girthed Creole for guide, M. Jerome Coignard would have waddled into immortality not quite as we know him, but with somewhat more of a fraternal resemblance to the Dom Gorenflot of La Dame de Monsoreau. . . . Besides, there is the vast difference that M. Anatole France has introduced into the Dumas theater some preeminently un-Dumaslike stage-business: the characters, between assignations and combats, toy amorously with ideas. That is the difference which at a stroke dissevers them from any helter-skelter character in Dumas as utterly as from any of our clearest thinkers in office. -- From James Branch Cabell's Introduction

ISBN: 9781592244515
ISBN-10: 1592244513
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 1st September 2003
Publisher: Wildside Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.44