The Glorious Ones

The Glorious Ones

by Francine Prose
     
 

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“Francine Prose is one of a handful of truly indispensable American writers.” —Gary Shteyngart

The Glorious Ones are an unlikely troupe—there’s Armanda, the cheerful dwarf and ex-nun; chattering Columbina; Pantalone the miser; and the wicked Brighella; all led by Flaminio Scala, the self-proclaimed most courageous man in

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“Francine Prose is one of a handful of truly indispensable American writers.” —Gary Shteyngart

The Glorious Ones are an unlikely troupe—there’s Armanda, the cheerful dwarf and ex-nun; chattering Columbina; Pantalone the miser; and the wicked Brighella; all led by Flaminio Scala, the self-proclaimed most courageous man in Christendom. They travel up and down seventeenth-century Italy, performing in palaces and poor villages alike. For all their wild differences, not one of them is prepared for the arrival of the mysterious Isabella, their new boss.

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“One of our finest writers.” —Larry McMurtry 

“[Prose] navigates serenely between the real and the fantastic, between the rational and the supernatural.” —The New York Times

“Prose is superb.” —Orlando Sentinel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061493843
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/16/2007
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,387,436
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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