Oliver VII

Oliver VII - Pushkin Collection

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Synopsis

The bored young ruler of an idyllic Central European country plots a coup against himself and escapes to Venice in search of 'real' experience. There he falls in with a team of ambitious con-men and ends up, to his own surprise, impersonating himself.

In this wonderfully droll tale the king's journey through successive levels of illusion and reality teaches him much about the world, his foreordained role in it, and himself. Once again Szerb's gentle irony is brought to bear on some uncomfortable paradoxes of self and the human condition.

"Szerb belongs with the master novelists of the twentieth century" Paul Bailey, Daily Telegraph 

Pushkin Collection editions feature a spare, elegant series style and superior, durable components. The Collection is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken Premium White Paper and notch-bound by the independently owned printer TJ International in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are printed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. Both paper and cover board are acid-free and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.

Book information

ISBN: 9781908968395
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Imprint: Pushkin Collection
Pub date:
DEWEY: 894.511332
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 204
Weight: 218g
Height: 174mm
Width: 144mm
Spine width: 19mm