The Serpent of Venice

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William Morrow, 2014 - Humorous stories
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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 him an evening of spirits and debauchery with a rare Amontillado sherry and Brabantio's beautiful daughter, Portia. But their invitation is, of course, bogus. The wine is drugged and the girl is not even within 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 has 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"--

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User Review  - ozzer - LibraryThing

This humorous (often silly) novel is based on two Shakespearean plays (Merchant of Venice and Othello) and Poe’s (Cask of Amontillado). The setting evokes medieval Venice masterfully. Despite the ... Read full review

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User Review  - agarcia85257 - LibraryThing

Title - The Serpent of Venice Author - Christopher Moore Source - Scottsdale City Library Summary - Venice, a long time ago, three prominent men lure their dinner guest, the diminutive Fool Pocket, an ... Read full review

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