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Princess Zoubaroff

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Princess Zoubaroff is a whimsical and satirical novel filled with eccentric characters and absurd situations. The story follows the titular princess as she navigates the social circles of high society, encountering a host of colorful individuals along the way. Author Ronald Firbank's writing is witty and clever, providing a delightful blend of humor and social commentary.

The prose is rich and beautifully crafted, with each sentence dripping with irony and wit. Firbank expertly captures the absurdity of aristocratic society, poking fun at their pretensions and pomposity. The characters are larger than life, with their extravagant behaviors and outlandish personalities adding to the novel's charm.

Despite its light-hearted tone, Princess Zoubaroff also offers a deeper exploration of themes such as identity, societal expectations, and the nature of relationships. The novel's unconventional structure and non-linear narrative may be off-putting to some readers, but those who appreciate witty writing and unique storytelling will find much to enjoy in this book.

Overall, Princess Zoubaroff is a delightful and offbeat read that will appeal to fans of satire and literary fiction. Ronald Firbank's distinctive style and keen observations make this novel a memorable and entertaining experience.

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The Princess Zoubaroff is a witty, subversive, and unbelievably suggestive play, far ahead of its time. Through razor-sharp dialogue and outrageous scenarios, Ronald Firbanks takes aim at all of the sacred cows of polite English society: matrimony, motherhood, religion, and sexuality. Enid and Eric are newlyweds, although neither is particularly happy with this new arrangement. While honeymooning at their friends’ vacation home in Florence, Eric and his friend Adrian leave for the mountains. The women, left alone, are entertained by various friends including Lord Orkish and his young friend Reggie, thinly-veiled analogues to Oscar Wilde and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas, Blanche Negress, author of “Lesbia, or Would he Understand?”, and Lady Rocktower, whose 11-year-old daughter Glyda finds herself embroiled in imaginary love affairs. Chief amongst this coterie of friends and neighbors is the titular Princess Zena Zoubaroff, who intends to found a convent in Florence and has, much to the chagrin of Eric, totally bewitched the disillusioned Enid. - Summary by ChuckW Cast List: Princess Zena Zoubaroff: SoniaGlyda Rocktower: Leanne YauReggie Quintus: Tomas PeterAdrian: Peter YearsleyLord Orkish: Nick BulkaNadine Sheil-Meyer: KHandBlanche Negress: KalyndaAngelo: Sandra SchmitEnid Tresilian: AvailleLady Rocktower: Beth ThomasEric: Chuck WilliamsonMonsignor Vanhove: alanmapstoneDante Silvio Paolao: NemoMarchesa Pitti-Conti: Eva DavisMrs. Mangrove : VivianWeaverNarrated by: ToddHW

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