Ship of Fools (16 Cassettes)

Ship of Fools (16 Cassettes)

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by Katherine Anne Porter, Grace Conlin
     
 

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Many of the passengers on board the German freighter-passenger ship Vera are Germans, returning to their homeland from Mexico: the sensual Reiber, who has designs on the coquettish Lizzi; Professor and Frau Hutten, a childless couple; Baumgartner, a hopeless drunkard whose law practice failed in Mexico City; Karl Glocken, a hunchback who has sold out his little

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Many of the passengers on board the German freighter-passenger ship Vera are Germans, returning to their homeland from Mexico: the sensual Reiber, who has designs on the coquettish Lizzi; Professor and Frau Hutten, a childless couple; Baumgartner, a hopeless drunkard whose law practice failed in Mexico City; Karl Glocken, a hunchback who has sold out his little tobacco and newspaper stand; Graf, a dying religious enthusiast who believes he has the power of healing; and the corrupt, avaricious zarzuela company of Spanish singers and dancers who scheme to defraud the other passenger of their money.

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ISBN-13:
9780786108640
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Edition description:
Unabridged, 16 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
6.81(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.48(d)

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Ship of Fools 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
One of my favorite books. Some people who write reviews on this site should simply sit on their hands and not so clearly reveal their ignorance to the world.
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I read this book with my book club, it was well written and certainly gave us plenty to talk about but I had to force myself to finish the book. Had it not been for book club I would have put it down after the first 100 pages.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the only novel by Katherine Anne Porter, the first professional writer from the state of Texas. Her skills of elaborate description and character development may overwhelm the casual reader; but there is fertile ground for multiple adventures between the covers of Ship of Fools. A Texas bigot embarks on his journey of exploitation of the world's oil ports and brothels. The widow of a German owner of a Cuban sugar plantation is forced into exile following the collapse of the world's sugar market. A conflicted love between two young painters, one burdoned with supporting the other who is mired in telling the story of the oppressed proletariat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was supposed to be a moral allegory and it was anything but that. Porter bounces from one character to the next.