The Eve of St Venus and The Venus of Ille: A Fantasy about Love and Marriage

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This fascinating early work by Anthony Burgess is a delightful fantasy, blending classical myth and farce. Displaying a high degree of verbal ingenuity and intelligence, Burgess effortlessly plays with ideas to create a riotous comedy that is ultimately a celebration of love and marriage. It is presented here along with the earlier and similarly themed "The Venus of Ille, "by Prosper Merimee. Ambrose and Diana are to be married. Diana, however, is having last-minute doubts fuelled by her feminist friend and bridesmaid, ...

The Eve of St Venus and The Venus of Ille: A Fantasy about Love and Marriage 2006, Hesperus Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781843914167

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