An Elephant for Aristotle

An Elephant for Aristotle

by L. Sprague de Camp
     
 

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What finer way for Alexander the Great to honor his old tutor Aristotle than to send him an actual Indian elephant? ***

After capturing a magnificent specimen from an Indian ruler, Alexander tasks Leon of Atrax, a cavalry commander, to deliver the animal to Aristotle in Athens. ***

Leon leads a motley crew of companions (and the elephant) from India to Greece,

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What finer way for Alexander the Great to honor his old tutor Aristotle than to send him an actual Indian elephant? ***

After capturing a magnificent specimen from an Indian ruler, Alexander tasks Leon of Atrax, a cavalry commander, to deliver the animal to Aristotle in Athens. ***

Leon leads a motley crew of companions (and the elephant) from India to Greece, encountering all sorts of dangers and adventures while attempting the long and arduous journey. ***

"An amazing narrative vehicle for the display of ... a fairly complete composite of the life and times of which the author writes."-The Chicago Daily Tribune ***

"By hybridizing a Middle-Eastern travelogue with an Alexandrine comedy of manners, the author has produced a specimen only slightly less rare then elephants in Westchester-to wit, a historical novel with a sense of humor."-The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612421278
Publisher:
Arc Manor
Publication date:
03/29/2013
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
1,021,741
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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