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DetailsWhen a bumbling holy man mistakenly baptizes a colony of penguins, God endows the animals with souls and their formerly peaceful community declines into a maelstrom of violence and sin. This witty allegory lampoons French history from ancient to modern times, taking satirical swipes at socialists, royalists, industrialists, militarists, and even the Dreyfus affair, and concluding with a remarkably prescient view of the future. Indeed, more than a hundred years after its initial publication, the story's insights into politics and society remain enduringly relevant. This edition of Penguin Island is enhanced with the original black-and-white images by noted illustrator Frank C. Pape.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Poet, novelist, and journalist Anatole France (1844-1924) received the Nobel Prize in 1921 in recognition of his literary achievements. His writings reflect an ironic and skeptical point of view, and many of his works were placed on the Roman Catholic Church's Index of Forbidden Books.ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Frank Cheyne Papé, who generally signed himself Frank C. Papé , was an English artist and book illustrator. He studied at The Slade School of Fine Art, completing his studies circa 1902-04. Papé was married to a fellow Slade student, illustrator Alice Stringer.Frank Cheyne Papé was an English illustrator active in the early 20th century. He worked in both monochrome and color. His style varied from naturalistic to fantastic to comic, and he sometimes mixed those approaches within a series of illustrations for a single volume.Papé is not as well known as many of his contemporaries who worked in the latter part of the time known as the “golden age” of illustration, and little is known of his life.There are some resources online for his work, and there are reprints of books he illustrated currently in print as well as available from used book sources.
SKU Code PRK B 3557 Weight in Kg 0.1000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486806686 Author Name Anatole France. Illustrator - Frank C Pape Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS