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The Impregnable Women

Eric Linklater

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ISBN 10: 1522677933 / ISBN 13: 9781522677932
Editorial: Audible Studios on Brilliance, 2016
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Language: English . Brand New. The Next Great War begins, and soon all Europe is involved. The war lasts a year and then the women, robbed of husbands and sweethearts and sons, grow doubtful of the benefits of military policy, and begin to think that victory will come too late to do them any good. But what can they do? A remedy was discovered by Aristophanes about 2,350 years ago. It is re-discovered and reapplied. And it is again successful. This is an Aristophanic comedy, and takes some Aristophanic liberties. It is satirical when the author pleases and when he cares to be serious he is very serious indeed. There is no monotony. The story shifts from realism to wild burlesque; from earnest appeal to uproarious extravagance. The final scenes are in Edinburgh. Aristophanes made his insurgent women seize the Acropolis here they take possession of Edinburgh Castle, as tall an eminence, and hold it against the infuriated men. The fight for the castle is the culminating incident in a vigorous and many-sided novel. About the Author: Eric Linklater (1899-1974) wrote scores of novels for adults and children. He was also a journalist in India, commander of a wartime fortress in the Orkney Islands, and rector of Aberdeen University. N° de ref. de la librería BRI9781522677932

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Título: The Impregnable Women

Editorial: Audible Studios on Brilliance

Año de publicación: 2016

Encuadernación: CD-Audio

Condición del libro:New

Edición: Unabridged.

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The Next Great War begins, and soon all Europe is involved. The war lasts a year—and then the women, robbed of husbands and sweethearts and sons, grow doubtful of the benefits of military policy, and begin to think that victory will come too late to do them any good. But what can they do? A remedy was discovered by Aristophanes about 2,350 years ago. It is re-discovered and reapplied. And it is again successful.

This is an Aristophanic comedy, and takes some Aristophanic liberties. It is satirical when the author pleases and when he cares to be serious he is very serious indeed. There is no monotony. The story shifts from realism to wild burlesque; from earnest appeal to uproarious extravagance.

The final scenes are in Edinburgh. Aristophanes made his insurgent women seize the Acropolis—here they take possession of Edinburgh Castle, as tall an eminence, and hold it against the infuriated men. The fight for the castle is the culminating incident in a vigorous and many-sided novel.

About the Author: Eric Linklater (1899-1974) wrote scores of novels for adults and children. He was also a journalist in India, commander of a wartime fortress in the Orkney Islands, and rector of Aberdeen University.

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