The Short Reign of Pippin IV
Publish date: January 18th 2001
Edition language: English
Hilarious. Steinbeck has captured the French to a t.
Light-hearted political satire is perhaps not what one expects from Steinbeck, but this was a late work and the late works can be characterised as attempting not to be what one expects from Steinbeck...yet the style seems all Steinbeck.Witty and funny at first, more typically melancholic in the midd...
This political satire is one my favorite Steinbeck books, and sadly it's one that few people have read or even heard of. What would you do if someone knocked on your door and told you that you were the new king of France, but all you wanted to do go on with your ordinary life?
I loved this book, and I love that others love it. I was able to pick up a first edition of this at the library book sale the summer after I graduated high school. It definitely does not seem like a Steinbeck book, but clearly he had a good time writing this. Picking on the French is like shooting f...
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