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The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date May 1, 1994
Pages 188
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140187496
ISBN-10 0140187499
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $14.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Being drafted as ruler of France has life-changing consequences for M. Pippin Arnult Heristal, amateur astronomer, and for his wife, his art-dealer uncle, his glamour-struck daughter, and others of and not of his circle description: Product Description:
In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. 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. This edition includes an introduction by Robert Morsberger and Katharine Morsberger.

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With Katharine Morsberger (other contributor), Robert Morsberger (other contributor) | New edition from Penguin Classics (April 24, 2007)
9780143039464 | details & prices | 131 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $14.00
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (May 1, 1994)
9780140187496 | details & prices | 188 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.00
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With John Steinbeck | from Demco Media (July 1, 2003)
9780606286459 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.46 lbs | List price $22.35
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