Penguin Island
    (2016)

    Fiction

    eBook

    Provider: hoopla

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PUBLISHED
[United States] : Dover Publications : Made available through hoopla, 2016
DESCRIPTION
1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9780486813394 (electronic bk.) MWT11675335, 0486813398 (electronic bk.) 11675335
LANGUAGE
English
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When a bumbling holy man mistakenly baptizes a colony of penguins, God endows the animals with souls and their formerly peaceful community declines into a maelstrom of violence and sin. This witty allegory lampoons French history from ancient to modern times, taking satirical swipes at socialists, royalists, industrialists, militarists, and even the Dreyfus affair, and concluding with a remarkably prescient view of the future. Indeed, more than a hundred years after its initial publication, the story's insights into politics and society remain enduringly relevant. This edition of Penguin Island includes the original black-and-white images by noted illustrator Frank C. Pap̌

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