Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice (The Biography of Manuel, Book 7)

Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice (The Biography of Manuel, Book 7)

James Branch Cabell


A middle-aged pawnbroker-poet is authorized to regain his formative years for a 12 months of amorous adventures during this compelling myth. choked with unusual beasts, alien gods, excellent lands, appealing women, and an charisma of the supernatural, Cabel's allegory leads its hero via affairs with Guenevere and the girl of the Lake in addition to confrontations with God and the Devil.

The 1919 ebook of Jurgen catapulted its writer right into a place as the most enigmatic and debatable literary figures of his period. serious reaction ranged from lavish compliment to violent denunciations, together with makes an attempt to have the radical banned for obscenity. glossy readers ponder it a landmark within the heritage of yankee incredible fiction and a successor to the traditions of Rabelais, Sterne, speedy, and Voltaire. Its mild mixture of comedy and irony in a lovely atmosphere has enchanted generations of readers. This version positive factors greater than a dozen amazing full-page illustrations through Frank C. Papé.

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