Faust Revisited (Parts One & Two) A.K.A. the Devil & William Jennings Bryan
Virtualbookworm.com Publishing, Incorporated, 2005 - 104 pages
What happens when (pursuant to a deal with Devil) you have lived only for gain and pleasure, and you finally run out of time? When you have ignored every commitment, violated every decency and slept your way through over half the woman in the State Capitol - where do you turn as the hands of the clock start to move towards midnight - midnight of the start of the 36-hour countdown to the hour (noon) you are to be sworn in as President of the USofA, or midnight of the day the Devil will arrive to collect your soul and carry you off to Hell? Of course, this is not about you, but rather, it is the tale of President-elect BENEDICT JACKSON RYAN nee/born FAUSTUS (nickname "Benno"), an amoral, womanizing scoundrel who, after a lifetime of outrage, will either be finally and spectacularly brought to a satanic (yet judicial) accounting, or, alternatively, be sworn in as President of the USofA. You will meet Benno's defense attorney, the great American orator, William Jennings Bryan (or his double); Benno's fiery wife, partner-in-crime and a U.S. Senator in her own right, Rachele Diana (the"Huntress") Ryan; and, the notorious "hanging" judge and jury that will hear Benno's case. Notwithstanding his amoral life style of self-indulgence, Benno's charm and sense of humor make him a hard person to hate. Might we not actually admire in secret his stylish refusal to live by our rules?
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