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Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family Hardcover – September 12, 1987
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From Publishers Weekly
With the commercial success of You're Only Old Once, Random House offers a commemorative edition of another adult work of humor by the venerable children's book author. Originally published in 1939, this revisionist farce attempts to rectify the "shameful" story of "a big blond nude trotting around the town on a horse" and Peeping Tom, the "illicit snooper." The frothy, historical romp presents seven Lady Godivas (Ladies Godiva?) whose father, the Lord of Coventry, is thrown from a horse and killed. The noble daughters vow to postpone their marriages to the seven Peeping brothers until they discover "some new and worthy Horse Truth, of benefit to man." This gives Seuss the opportunity to contrive the origins of such wisdoms as, "Don't put the cart before the horse." Seuss's only prose work (according to promotional material) lacks the sparkle of his children's verse, his women aren't as interesting as the real Lady G.an 11th century maverick who sacrificed her modesty to force her husband to lower taxesand readers will wonder why the protagonists (who bear unsettling resemblances to children in later Seuss works) are unclothed. Major ad/promo; Literary Guild alternate.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In his inimitable way, Dr. Seuss takes an old English legend and brings it to life with drawings and prose. This volume is no longer in print. But it will reward the mature reader far above the difficulty of searching and paying for it.
The condition of the book was very good.
I sent it along to my oldest daughter for her 40th b'day. Naturally she grew up on Dr. Seuss;hopefully she will enjoy the ."Godivas".