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Figures of Earth. A comedy of appearances

The story of Manuel, a swineherd in thirteenth-century France, who becomes Count Manuel of Poictesme. The motto on his coat of arms is "Mundus Vult Decipi"--The world wishes to be deceived. It is in playing on others' expectations that he rises to hero status and becomes Manuel the Redeemer.

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  • "Published in 1921, this novel may be considered the first in the Poictesme series, for it is here that Cabell introduces his great hero, or anti-hero, Manuel the Redeemer. A rogue who begins in the mud but through sharp dealings rises to become the wealthy and illustrious Count of Poictesme, Manuel's journey makes him a legend."
  • "The story of Manuel, a swineherd in thirteenth-century France, who becomes Count Manuel of Poictesme. The motto on his coat of arms is "Mundus Vult Decipi"--The world wishes to be deceived. It is in playing on others' expectations that he rises to hero status and becomes Manuel the Redeemer."@en
  • ""1924. Today, some recognize Cabell as one of the first contemporary writers from the South. He is also noted for his unique blending of classic myths and legends with his own imagination and is considered a pioneer of fantasy writing. Figures of Earth is one of the classic American fantasy novels. It is set in Cabell's universe, a pseudo-medieval world with a lot of fantastic props. This story describes the life of Manuel, a swineherd of divine birth who rises to become a legendary hero and ruler."--Publisher's website."

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  • "Electronic books"
  • "Fantasy literature"
  • "Fantasy fiction"@en
  • "Fantastic fiction"@en
  • "Fiction, Medieval"@en
  • "Advertisements"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Powieść fantastyczna amerykańska"

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  • "Figures of Earth. A comedy of appearances"
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  • "Figures of earth A Comedy of Appearances"
  • "Figures of earth a comedy of appearances"
  • "Figures of earth a comedy of appearances"@en
  • "Figures of earth : a comedy of appearances"
  • "Figures of earth : a comedy of appearances"@en
  • "Figures of earth : a comedy of appearances. --"@en
  • "[Figures of Earth. A comedy of appearances.]"@en
  • "[Figures of Earth. A comedy of appearances.]"
  • "Figures of earth, a comedy of appearances"@en
  • "Figures of earth"
  • "Figures of earth : A comedy of appearences"
  • "Figures of earth; a comedy of appearances"@en
  • "Figures of earth; a comedy of appearances"

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