Something About Eve

James Branch Cabell

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Something About Eve

Something About Eve Something About Eve an entry in the Poictesme series shows its non hero feebly intending to gain promised glory awaiting in the land of Antan but forever delayed on Mispec Moor anagram Compromise

  • Title: Something About Eve
  • Author: James Branch Cabell
  • ISBN: 9781592240944
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Something About Eve, an entry in the Poictesme series, shows its non hero feebly intending to gain promised glory awaiting in the land of Antan but forever delayed on Mispec Moor anagram Compromise , wearing literal rose colored spectacles and beguiled by the woman Maya, while bolder folk like Solomon and Odysseus pass by on the road to Antan The Encyclopedia ofSomething About Eve, an entry in the Poictesme series, shows its non hero feebly intending to gain promised glory awaiting in the land of Antan but forever delayed on Mispec Moor anagram Compromise , wearing literal rose colored spectacles and beguiled by the woman Maya, while bolder folk like Solomon and Odysseus pass by on the road to Antan The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

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    1. Joseph on said:

      Another relatively cynical book about something of a cad. Gerald Musgrave is living a comfortable existence in the early 19th century but finds himself nonetheless dissatisfied -- the book he's writing (a romance about his famous ancestor Manuel) isn't going well, and his affair with his cousin, Evelyn Townsend has become more of an obligation than anything else. So, when a devil appears and offers to take his place in this world while sending him elsewhere, Gerald leaps at the chance, and sets [...]

    2. Eric Hines on said:

      Been a very long time since I've read this, but I do remember not anticipating liking this one very much--because of the cover or the blurb?--reading it last after Jurgen, Figures of Earth, The Silver Stallion, Cream of the Jest and maybe one other Cabell book I could conjure up . . . But I ended up liking this, along with the Silver Satllion, best. These two books are what I'd recommend to anyone curious about Cabell.

    3. Fraser Sherman on said:

      A kind of alternative take on Cabell's best-known protagonist, the lecherous poet Jurgen: Here the poet resists the seductions of women but winds up in the same domestic situation just the same. Unlike most of Cabell's stories, this is meant as a happy ending (Cabell notes in the intro that what Gerald loses by not achieving his dream he makes up for in contentment. Probably 3.5 stars

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