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:
9780917453380
Publisher:
Bamberger Books
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Francine Prose is the author of sixteen novels, including A Changed Man, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. A former president of PEN American Center and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Prose is a highly regarded critic and essayist, and has taught literature and writing for more than twenty years at major universities. She is a distinguished writer in residence at Bard College, and she lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
April 1, 1947
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
B.A., Radcliffe College, 1968

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