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Penguin Island

By France, Anatole

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Book Id: WPLBN0002953202
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File Size: 261.69 MB
Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: Penguin Island  
Author: France, Anatole
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Satire
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Penguin Island; by Anatole France
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Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books


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France, B. A. (1908). Penguin Island. Retrieved from

The novel (original French title -- L'Île des Pingouins) is a satire on human nature. The first publication was in 1908. These penguins are mistaken for humans by the 97-year-old priest, Father Mael, because of his bad eyesight. He baptizes them, and once baptized, they have no choice but to become human. They take on human traits (build civilizations, go to war, etc.). The book is very funny and powerful. (Summary by Michael)

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