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Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician

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The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician is a captivating and imaginative tale that follows the immortal Phra as he navigates through various historical time periods. Written in a beautifully descriptive and engaging style, Edwin Lester Arnold creates a vivid world filled with rich detail and fascinating characters. The author's ability to seamlessly blend history, mythology, and fantasy creates a unique and mesmerizing story that keeps readers hooked from beginning to end.

The character of Phra is both enigmatic and relatable, as readers are taken on a journey through his many adventures and encounters. From ancient Egypt to Victorian England, Phra's experiences offer a glimpse into various cultures and time periods, making for an intriguing and educational read.

Overall, The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician is a captivating and thought-provoking novel that will leave readers pondering the intricacies of time, history, and immortality. Arnold's beautifully crafted prose and imaginative storytelling make this a must-read for anyone looking for a truly immersive and enchanting literary experience.

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Phra, a Phoenician merchant and warrior, settles in the south of England as husband to Blodwen, a British princess. Slain during the Roman invasion, he reawakens several hundred years later to find that Blodwen has painstakingly tattooed the history of his family and village on his body. Slipping in and out of a state of suspended animation, Phra goes on to play his part in the departure of the Romans, the Norman conquest, and the Hundred Years' War. Meanwhile, Blodwen appears to Phra from time to time in ethereal form and in the guise of a succession of beautiful lovers. Expect adventure, battles, romance, mystery, commentary on the futility of war and, for those who continue to the end, some bad science in the form of an out-of-control steam-powered robot. Phra was first published as a serial in Illustrated London News, and later as a book in the United States and the United Kingdom. After languishing in obscurity for many years Phra's wonderful adventures were republished in the 1970s as the eleventh volume in the Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library.

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