The Short Reign of Pippin IV A Fabrication - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

A Penguin Classic

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143039464
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.52
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 131
Weight: 146g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 16mm