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    What starts out as looking lie it's going to be a charmingly funny rather risué by 1930's standards fairly uickly turns into a bore The book is set in ancient Rome and concerns an uninhibited sculptor's model and her love for an officer in the Roman army


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Cage Me a Peacock From the cover blurbNoel Langley has taken the classic story of the rape of Lucretia as the model for this satire In his hands the legend becomes a study in the art of making the best of two worlds It is the story of a peasant girl who in all simplicity and kind heartedness leaves a pastoral idyll and weaves an incredible tale of bigamy seduction and deception around the swaggering victorious Roman Army as she dances her joyous way through its ranks The tale has wite and salt and malice It makes a Roman Holiday in all its heartlessness and all its gaiety as the sacrifice of self righteousness It is justly named It has all the gay parade the elegance the absurdity and the bite of a superb peacock

  • Paperback
  • Cage Me a Peacock
  • Noel Langley
  • English
  • 04 May 2016

About the Author: Noel Langley

Noel Langley December 25 1911 – November 4 1980 was a successful novelist playwright screenwriter and director While under contract to MGM he was one of the screenwriters for The Wizard of Oz He was chosen for the job on the basis of his children's story The Tale of the Land of Green Ginger — a children's classic which has seldom been out of print since it was first published in 1937 How