Library Hours
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Naper Blvd. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
     
Limit search to available items
Record 20 of 25
Results Page:  Previous Next
Author Moore, Christopher, 1957-

Title The serpent of Venice [OverDrive electronic resource] : a novel / Christopher Moore.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow, 2014.
QR Code
Description 1 online resource
Note Electronic book.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
"William Shakespeare meets Edgar Allan Poe in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore's THE SERPENT OF VENICE! Oh, yeah, and everyone's favorite fool, Pocket of Dog Snogging, is back, too"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York HarperCollins 2014 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Merchants -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction.
Legislators -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction.
Navies -- Officers -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction.
Avarice -- Fiction.
Revenge -- Fiction.
Deception -- Fiction.
Attempted murder -- Fiction.
Venice (Italy) -- Foreign relations -- 1508-1797 -- Fiction.
Genre Humorous fiction.
Historical fiction.
Gothic fiction.
Electronic books.
Added Author OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN 9780062194879 (electronic bk.)
Patron reviews: add a review
Click for more information
EBOOK
No one has rated this material

You can...
Also...
- Find similar reads
- Add a review
- Sign-up for Newsletter
- Suggest a purchase
- Can't find what you want?
More Information
Find another book like this at Novelist