Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools

Book - 1962
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This allegory describes the passengers on board a ship sailing from Mexico to Germany in 1931 and is a sometimes funny, often touching, and ultimately stinging examination of their insularity, hypocrisies, and pretensions.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [1962]
Edition: 1st ed.
Call Number: F Porter K
Characteristics: 497 p. ; 22 cm

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Set on a cruise ship in the summer of 1931, with Europe on the brink of World War II. Porter manages to eviscerate Western culture, and lay bare all of humanity's weaknesses at the same time. Scathing and excellent


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