Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools

by Katherine Anne Porter


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The classic bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize winner dramatizes the rise of totalitarianism in the 1930s in a sweeping story of a transatlantic cruise featuring a cast of unforgettable characters,

The story takes place in the summer of 1931, on board a cruise ship bound for Germany. Passengers include a Spanish noblewoman, a drunken German lawyer, an American divorcee, a pair of Mexican Catholic priests. This ship of fools is a crucible of intense experience, out of which everyone emerges forever changed. Rich in incident, passion, and treachery, the novel explores themes of nationalism, cultural and ethnic pride, and basic human frailty that are as relevant today as they were when the book was first published in 1962.

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ISBN-13: 9780316713900
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 05/30/1984
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 312,669
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.62(h) x 1.37(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

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