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The Short Reign of Pippin IV, A Fabrication

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Title:The Short Reign of Pippin IV, A Fabrication
Steinbeck, John   
(23 of 31 for author by title)
A Snake of One's Own
The Secret Weapon We Were AFRAID to Use
Published:   1957
Publisher:The Viking Press
Tags:fiction, France, monarchy, royalty, satire, politics and government

With tongue in cheek Steinbeck lambastes the intricate absurdities of the French political system. A fairytale it is, complete with Cinderella theme, as an obscure astronomer, who happens to have royal blood in his veins, is sought out by a desperate political group to restore the monarchy.--Kirkus Reviews. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:122 Info

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John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was one of the great American writers. He was known for writing books filled with social criticism such as Tortilla Flats and The Grapes of Wrath. He won the Nobel Prize in 1962 for his "realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." (nobelprize.org)

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