A Midsummer Tempest.

By: Anderson, Poul

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SF novel, first published by Doubleday in hardcover in 1964. Severn House issued a hardcover in the UK in 1976.

''set in an alternate world where all Shakespeare's plays, particularly A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest, are chronicles of fact - romantically reverses the 16th-century thinning of Merrie England: Oberon, Puck and Ariel - and King Arthur and Charlemagne too - band together to protect Charles I and Faerie from Cromwell and his Puritans, who are defeated at Glastonbury Tor. The anachronisms in Shakespeare are taken as licence for a different level of technology - the Puritans in this reality are having an Industrial Revolution and Prince Rupert escapes by steam train. During the tale the protagonists arrive at a Club Story venue, the Phoenix Tavern, where characters from divers Poul Anderson novels meet and debate the virtues of various parallel worlds in a variety of dictions - ordinary folk speak prose; those of high birth speak in blank verse'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).

Title: A Midsummer Tempest.

Author Name: Anderson, Poul

Categories: COLLECTABLE PAPERBACKS,

Edition: First British edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Orbit/Futura: London.: 1975.

ISBN Number: 0860078574

ISBN Number 13: 9780860078579

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Fine (unread) copy.

Seller ID: 47999