«Cabbages and Kings» is an amusing tale, consisting of small, interconnected stories. And in this book you will find very, very much. There is, for instance, shoes, wax seal, ships. Kings and cabbage went wrong, but instead of them there are presidents and trees that you will agree, is a pretty nice alternative. And in Anchuria all the time of the revolution. On the streets of prickly thistles. Consuls are replaced all the time because of… love, of course.
Presidents steal money and run away with his mistress. The Admiral directs the fleet from one boat. And here it is easy to confuse Kamchatka with Guatemala. In General, facilities on not boring, it’s the same small town, which is all the time something happening.
«Cabbages and Kings» although considered a novel, but by and large this collection of novellas and short stories, united by the place of action – the fictional country of Anchuria. This country is somewhere on the coast of South (or maybe North) America. She is not rich nor the resources, there is no industry, so judging by this novel, it is a country that is more like a provincial town.
But the people of this country do not lose heart – live a happy life, have fun as they can, and to make it all about how people make something similar to elections, revolution and civil war. Indigenous people there is not so much, and the foreigners that live there, get there two ways – the stupidity, or by a series of bizarre circumstances. And this novel was one of the first works of O. Henry gives us a glimpse of how people live in this godforsaken place…
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