Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools

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Katherine Anne Portera€™s first and only novel is a masterful allegory of the passions and prejudices that sparked World War II August 1931. An ocean liner bound for Germany sets out from the Mexican port city of Veracruz. The shipa€™s first-class passengers include an idealistic young American painter and her lover; a Spanish dance troupe with a sideline in larceny; an elderly German couple and their fat, seasick bulldog; and a boisterous band of Cuban medical students. As the Vera journeys across the Atlantic, the incidents and intrigues of several dozen passengers and crew members come into razor-sharp focus. The result is a richly drawn portrait of the human condition in all its complexity and a mesmerizing snapshot of a world drifting toward disaster. Written over a span of twenty years and based on the diary Katherine Anne Porter kept during a similar ocean voyage, Ship of Fools was the bestselling novel of 1962 and the inspiration for an Academy Awarda€“winning film starring Vivien Leigh. It is a masterpiece of American literature as captivating today as when it was first published more than a half century ago. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Katherine Anne Porter, including rare photos from the University of Maryland, the criminal might have accomplices in the steerage, and meantime he would be pleased to ask Dr. Schumann a few questions. ... Where could he put things except in his blouse?a€ Herr Lutz ... Going straight towards Dr. Schumann, and cutting across his path, he brought him to a pause, and spoke only a few words.

Title:Ship of Fools
Author:Katherine Anne Porter
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2015-04-28


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