The silent gondoliers: a fable

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Ballantine Books, Nov 1, 1983 - Fiction - 110 pages
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In this heart-warming, hilarious fable, told by William Goldman's alter ego, S. Morgenstern (also the author of The Princess Bride), we learn that the gondoliers of Venice once had the finest singing voices in the world. Morgenstern then goes on to unveil the secret mystery behind their sudden silence, teaching us along the way about such significant historical figures as John the Bastard, Laura Lorenzini, the centenarian Cristaldi the Pickle, Enrico Caruso, Porky XII, the Great Sorrento, the Queen of Corsica -- and, of course, the one and only Luigi, the ace gondolier with the goony smile.

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User Review  - Kiley - Goodreads

Absolutely loved it! It is a beautiful and easy read that teaches about how your character and attitude are ultimately more important in life! Just be yourself and live your dreams! The Princess Bride is my favorite book, but this was definitely a great read as well! Read full review

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User Review  - Whitney Garrett - Goodreads

Short and thoroughly enjoyable. Morgenstern has done it again. ;-) Read full review


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About the author (1983)

William Goldman is a novelist and screenwriter whose books include Boys and Girls Together, Marathon Man, and The Silent Gondoliers: a Fable by S. Morgenstern. Movies he has written include "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Stepford Wives," "All the President's Men," "Marathon Man," and "A Bridge Too Far.

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