Herodias: in English translation

Herodias: in English translation

by Gustave Flaubert

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Herodias: in English translation by Gustave Flaubert

Long short story, first published in 1877. According to Wikipedia: "Herodias is the retelling of the beheading of John the Baptist. It starts slightly before the arrival of the Syrian governor, Vitellius. Herodias holds a huge birthday celebration for her second husband, Herod Antipas. Unknown to him, she has concocted a plan to behead John. According to Flaubert, this plan entails making her husband fall in love with her daughter, Salomé, leading to him promising her whatever she wants. Salomé, obviously in line with the instructions of her mother, will ask for John's head. Everything goes as planned. John has been repeatedly insulting the royals, so the king does not think long before granting Salomé's wish. The crowd gathered for the party waits anxiously while the executioner, Mannaeus, kills John. The story ends with some of John's disciples awaiting the Messiah."

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BN ID: 2940000829103
Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date: 01/06/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 44 KB

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