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An Antic Disposition

Gordon, Alan

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ISBN 10: 0312300964 / ISBN 13: 9780312300968
Published by Minotaur Books
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0312300964 2004. First edition. 337 pages. Signed by the author without inscription. Black cloth with pink spine titling. Cloth lightly bumped to spine ends. Spine square. Binding sound. Dust jacket covered in archival Mylar, fine. Interior bright, unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-2005108

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Title: An Antic Disposition

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In 1204 A.D., the Fools' Guild is on the run from an enraged Pope Innocent III and the Papal troops he's dispatched to destroy them. Now, hidden in their secret enclave deep within the Black Forest, the fools, troubadours and novitiates, including the jester couple Theophilos and Claudia, come together for their evening gathering to hear Father Gerald, their ancient leader, tell one of the greatest stories from the history of the Guild.

It begins in Denmark, during a time of civil war when three men laid claim to the throne while a fourth watched and bided his time. Into the strategically crucial town of Slesvig, the Guild sends Terence of York, who is promptly dubbed Yorick by the Duke's young son, Amleth. What unfolds is a tale of treachery, tragedy and bloodshed that is the true story behind one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. But Father Gerald's history contains secrets never known to anyone outside the Guild, and as he recounts it, Theophilos feels a chill steal over his heart.

For not even Father Gerald knows the ending of this story. But Theophilos does.

About the Author:

Alan Gordon is an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of New York and author of four previous books featuring Theophilos, the jester. He lives with his family in Queens, New York.

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