Hamlet Had an Uncle

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Wildside Press LLC, 2003 - Fiction - 296 pages
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James Branch Cabell (1879-1958) wrote many of the Twentieth Century's finest fantasies, including the controversial Jurgen, which was famously banned by the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. It was only after the furor died down that readers and critics were fully able to appreciate this was mo mere sensationalist, but a literary artists of very high calibre. Cabell was above all else, an elegant stylist, whose gently caustic, beautifully fantasic comedies struck a chord in the Jazz Age and still resonate today. He was an important influence on subsequent writers as diverse as Fritz Leiber and Neil Gaiman.
 

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Cabell's darkest comedy retells the tale of Hamlet . . . and not how Shakespeare told it, but much closer to the original histories from which Shakespeare drew his tragedy. Here there is blood and ... Read full review

Contents

How It Got Horvendile Out of His Kingdom
3
The Two Sons of Gervendile CutThroat
7
Of Geruth and Her Second Husband
12
How He Troubled People
20
Ingrid Goes into the Woods
25
Continued Misadventure in Geruths Bedroom
31
Now Corambus Begins a BloodFeud
34
Perplexity
44
Hamlet Wins the Approval of
123
The LoveMaking of Ferbis of Ablach
131
Her SelfRespect
147
Why Wiglerus Went South
162
The Fighting at Straithkeld
176
The Battles
199
Visit of Magnus to Wiglerus
220
The Cold Iniquity
235

Edric and Wig
60
Hamlet Does Not Make Any Friends
74
Wiglerus Gets a Bad Wound
89
Of the News Which Was Brought Out
108
Of the Award in the Bargaining Between
242
How He Did Not Give
257
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