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Isbn: 978-91-7605-557-1
Publisher: Anncona Media
Fantasy & Sci-Fi Humour In english
Accessible since: February 2024
Narrator: Ben Tucker
Length: 7 hours 23 minutes


Something About Eve - A Comedy of Fig-leaves

Something About Eve: A Comedy of Fig-leaves is a humorous fantasy novel by James Branch Cabell.  

This is the story of how Gerard Musgrave, a young Southern gentleman of the early nineteenth century, went out of his natural body to journey toward the goal of all the gods; of how too he became a god, and rode upon the Silver Stallion; of the women who waylead him, less plurally than singularly; of the Two Truths which he found to be enduring; and of his disastrously happy marriage, and his collapse into an honorable career.

The Drama of this you American’s life is produced with a strong supporting cast of not wholly unfamiliar characters, which includes God, and the emperor Nero, and King Solomon and Merlin, and the Sphinx, and Francois Villon, And Satan, and Odysseus, and Tannhauser, and – somewhat prominently – Eve.

James Branch Cabell, author of the notorious Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice, brings to us another bawdy and bizarre fantastical comedy of gods and men sure to amuse as much as confound! Robert E. Howard wrote: “I suggest that you read SOMETHING ABOUT EVE. It is perhaps the crowning achievement of a man who is undoubtedly the ablest writer of the present age.”

Something About Eve: A Comedy of Fig-leaves was first published in 1927. Audiobook read by Ben Tucker, running time 7 hours, 23 min. Unabridged full version. 

James Branch Cabell (1879 - 1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres. Cabell was well-regarded by his contemporaries, including H. L. Mencken, Edmund Wilson, and Sinclair Lewis. Although escapist, Cabell's works are ironic and satirical. Mencken disputed Cabell's claim to romanticism and characterized him as "really the most acidulous of all the anti-romantics. His gaudy heroes ... chase dragons precisely as stockbrokers play golf."

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