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The serpent of Venice: a novel

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Venice, a long time ago. Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from the Queen of Britain: the rascal-Fool Pocket.

This trio of cunning plotters--the merchant, Antonio; the senator, Montressor Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago--have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising an evening of sprits and debauchery with a rare Amontillado sherry and Brabantio's beautiful daughter, Portia.

But their invitation is, of course, bogus. The wine is drugged. The girl isn't even in the city limits. Desperate to rid themselves once and for all of the man who has consistently foiled their grand quest for power and wealth, they have lured him to his death. (How can such a small man, be such a huge obstacle?). But this Fool is no fool . . . and he's got more than a few tricks (and hand gestures) up his sleeve.

Greed, revenge, deception, lust, and a giant (but lovable) sea monster combine to create another hilarious and bawdy tale from modern comic genius, Christopher Moore.

Note: The book, too, is a veritable work of art. Rich creamy stock is enhanced by two-color printing, featuring part/chapter titles, running heads, and folios printed in red ink. The text block has blue-stained edges. The book opens to reveal two-page spread endpapers decorated with a sepia-toned antique map of Venice; an antique map of Italy graces the book's front matter, printed in red. The jacket sports a matte finish with embossed author and title type; gold foil embellishes the title and illustration detail.

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subject_facetAttempted murder -- Fiction
Avarice -- Fiction
Deception -- Fiction
Drugs -- Fiction
Electronic books
Gothic fiction
Greed -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Humorous fiction
Humorous stories
Legislators -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction
Merchants -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction
Navies -- Italy -- Venice -- Officers -- Fiction
Navies -- Officers -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction
Revenge -- Fiction
Sea monsters -- Fiction
Venice (Italy) -- Fiction
Venice (Italy) -- Foreign relations -- 1508-1797 -- Fiction
title_displayThe serpent of Venice : a novel
title_fullThe Serpent of Venice
The serpent of Venice : a novel / Christopher Moore
The serpent of Venice : a novel [electronic resource] / Christopher Moore
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Avarice
Deception
Drugs
Electronic books
Fiction
Foreign relations
Greed
Humor (Fiction)
Legislators
Merchants
Navies
Officers
Revenge
Sea monsters