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Shop for the short story collection, When Earth Whispers and Other Mostly Speculative Tales by the same author.

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Hunt has worked for cultural and political reform since the 1980s. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Then a Soldier

Authored by Meredith Eugene Hunt
Edition: 2

In this final installment of Universal Man, as light and darkness battle around him, a former high school English teacher endures personal tragedy and loss, isolation, prison, and torture. He finds friends in unusual places. Through all this he emerges as a leader in a nation swelling toward civil war. Contains 21 B&W photographs as illustrations. “All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lined, With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side, His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice, Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.” —from As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Publication Date:
0984511180 / 9780984511181
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Thrillers / Political

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