France, Anatole Penguin Island

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Penguin Island

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9780786116737: Penguin Island

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"Mael, a scion of a royal family of Cambria, was sent in his ninth year to the Abbey of Yvern so that he might there study both sacred and profane learning…"

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A foolish, old priest with weak eyes comes upon an island full of penguins. They look like people to him, so he baptizes them. This creates a crisis in heaven; God and the saints have to decide whether to give the penguins souls. From there France runs us through the history of the great penguin race, and if the birds weren't so venal and ridiculous, you too might mistake them for people. First published in 1908, this satire is certainly not contemporary, but it is, nevertheless, very fine stuff. France won the Nobel Prize, and this was considered his masterpiece. Frederick Davidson gives a strong, but conventional reading. B.H.C. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Anatole France
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks (2000)
ISBN 10: 0786116730 ISBN 13: 9780786116737
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Book Description Blackstone Audiobooks, 2000. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 9.66x6.88x1.21 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0786116730

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