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  • Author:
    John Steinbeck
  • ISBN:
    0749303999
  • ISBN13:
    978-0749303990
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  • Publisher:
    Mandarin; New Ed edition (1991)
  • Pages:
    144 pages
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    Contemporary
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Home John Steinbeck The Short Reign of Pippin I. This is the French Revolution upside down, and Steinbeck at his most original

Home John Steinbeck The Short Reign of Pippin IV. Home, . The Short Reign of Pippin IV, . This is the French Revolution upside down, and Steinbeck at his most original. If anyone wants to compare it to Candida, or to Mark Twain’s Connecticut Yankee, he is at liberty to do so. On a different shelf from Cannery Row and his other humorous books-and several aisles away from The Grapes of Wrath-it might find a place, we think, as a minor classic. Number One Avenue de Marigny in Paris is a large, square house of dark and venerable appearance.

The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication is a novel by John Steinbeck published in 1957; his only political satire, the book pokes fun at French politics. Pippin IV explores the life of Pippin Héristal, an amateur astronomer in 1950s France, who is suddenly proclaimed the King of France. Unknowingly appointed to give the Communists a monarchy to revolt against, Pippin is chosen because he was descended from the famous king Charlemagne.

For a book that I've heard of all of one time, The Short Reign of Pippin IV was such a delight

Steinbeck's only work of political satire turns the French Revolution on its head, as amateur astronomer Pippin Heristal is drafted in to rule the unruly French. For a book that I've heard of all of one time, The Short Reign of Pippin IV was such a delight. I don't often find books funny. Even books that are meant to be funny. For a story published in the 1950s, The Short Reign of Pippin IV is still remarkably relevant to modern politics, and I know that I will re-read it in the future!. Aug 22, 2019 Mark R. rated it liked it.

Published by Pan Books (1979). ISBN 10: 033002163X ISBN 13: 9780330021630.

Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal .

Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippin’s wife, Queen Marie, who might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant ; his uncle, a man of dubious virtue; his glamour-struck daughter and her beau, the son of the so-called egg king of Petaluma, California; and a motley crew of courtiers and politicians, guards and gardeners. John Steinbeck, born in Salinas, California, in 1902, grew up in a fertile agricultural valley, about twenty-five miles from the Pacific Coast. Both the valley and the coast would serve as settings for some of his best fiction

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Street, John Steinbeck wrote on March 20, 1956, .. without warning an idea happened that so charmed me that I couldn’t shake it out. is wrong with it except that it is fun and I could not resist writing it. I must say I do have fun with my profession, if that’s what it is. 1 This irresistibly charming idea became The Short Reign of Pippin IV, the least known and least characteristic of Steinbeck’s novels but the one he most enjoyed writing.

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Pippin is a lark of a novel. It has the combination af subtle wordplay and broad humor of the best of Monty Python

Pippin is a lark of a novel. It has the combination af subtle wordplay and broad humor of the best of Monty Python. What it lacks is the dark intensity of some of Steinbeck's greatest work. I say this not as a critism, but more so that you can know what to expect. The descriptions of the myriad political parties fighting around the coronation of Pippin are particularly funny and Kafkaesque (albeit a hell of a lot funnier). Definitely recommended if you are in the mood for something light and pleasant.

The Short Reign of Pippin IV. New York: Viking, 1957. Octavo, original half beige cloth, original dust jacket. And they do these things better in me-With love John Steinbeck. John Steinbeck's Short Reign of Pippin IV "is one of the purest expressions of true, simple, American.


VAZGINO
I first read this delightful story shortly after it was published in the 1950s. I really enjoyed it then and wanted to see if
I would still find it so. I did! I have known several Steinbeck scholars, and none of them knew much about this short novel. It deserves more respect for being a wonderful parable of the chaotic politics of post-WW-II France—in many ways comparable to the times in which we live today...in the United States. Steinbeck’s descriptive powers as a writer, and excellence as a story-teller are fully apparent. It’s a good read.
Fearlessrunner
Best described as poignant. Steinbeck playing around with politics is good fun. From radically conservative, or is it conservatively radical and beyond. A short read that'll make you smile.
Diab
A little-known treasure, I highly recommend it.
My favorite line:
"Power doesn't corrupt. Fear corrupts. Perhaps the fear of the loss of power?"
Cobyno
Pippin is a lark of a novel. It has the combination af subtle wordplay and broad humor of the best of Monty Python. What it lacks is the dark intensity of some of Steinbeck's greatest work. I say this not as a critism, but more so that you can know what to expect. The descriptions of the myriad political parties fighting around the coronation of Pippin are particularly funny and Kafkaesque (albeit a hell of a lot funnier). Definitely recommended if you are in the mood for something light and pleasant.
crazy mashine
This is an old classic about political science and it's vagaries. Have read this a zillion times and have purchased it to give to my foreign born leader of our current events class. He had not heard of this particular book, and will die laughing when he reads this satire.
Acrobat
Still true today of French politics
Mariwyn
It's amusing but is currently out of date.
a good, funny book!!!