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The plan was simple: set fire to Rome, massacre the rich, loot their property, and take over the government. It was up to Cicero—a bookish orator—to save the republic. Caesar, Pompey, Crassus, Cato: they all have their parts to play, and the masterful pen of Gaston Boissier makes these outsized characters live once more.

Gaston Boissier, a member of the Académie française, was a brilliant historian who specialized in making ancient Rome live again for modern readers. This new translation brings one of his last and most entertaining works to English-speaking readers for the first time.

A simple tale of a young man who wields absolute power over a vast empire, whose word is law, and who therefore never gets what he wants. That is the marvelous order of the cosmos. When he discovers that he can get what he wants just by insisting on it, the world might come to an end.

This is Dr. Boli’s latest literary sensation. It may remind you of Voltaire. It may remind you of Italo Calvino. Or it may remind you of nothing else ever published. Order a copy and read the classic literature of the future today.


Books with introductions by H. Albertus Boli.

Incidents of the Insurrection
The Various History of Aelian
Euripides and His Age
The Man in Lower Ten
St. Augustine’s Confessions
Anti-Pamela
Oroonoko
The Miscellaneous Chesterton
The New History of Zosimus

Comments

  1. I couldn’t find any other way to make contact with the publisher of Devil King Kun, so I thought I’d try here.

    I would like to quote a bit of the Bakelite poem from Devil King Kun in my upcoming text on heat transfer in materials processing (no kidding), and my editor tells me that I need permission from its publisher to include even a few lines. Please respond to the email provided to discuss this matter further.

    Hopefully my website (provided) will also assure you that I am serious about this.

    • Dr. Boli says:

      A message of permission is on its way through email. Dr. Boli is delighted to help students understand the subtleties of modern chemistry, and if their malleable young minds can be slightly warped in the process, all the better.

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