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The Plato Papers
The Plato Papers
Author: Peter Ackroyd
From the imagination of one of the most brilliant writers of our time and bestselling author of The Life of Thomas More, a novel that playfully imagines how the "modern" era might appear to a thinker seventeen centuries hence. — At the turn of the 38th century, London's greatest orator, Plato, is known for his lectures on t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385497695
ISBN-10: 0385497695
Publication Date: 3/20/2001
Pages: 192
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Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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How could history be misinterpreted from the 38th century? A few misconceptions might result. This novella shows what might happen when erudite academics try to explain the past when the record is incomplete for figures such as Darwin, Freud, or Eliot, as well as the records for the time. Funny, thought-proving satire.


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