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Richard III Novel?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0037  Wednesday, 17 January 2008

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	Date:	Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 12:05:50 -0000
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	Date:	Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 12:14:46 -0500
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[3] 	From:	Anna Kamaralli <
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	Date:	Sat, 19 Jan 2008 14:19:22 +0000 (GMT)
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From:		John Ramsay <
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Date:		Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 12:05:50 -0000
Subject: 19.0018 Richard III Novel?
Comment:	Re: SHK 19.0018 Richard III Novel?

 >Can anyone recommend a great classic novel to accompany Richard III
 >in a course which examines political ambition? Given the political
 >season, especially this Fall, this seems like a good topic.
 >
 >Someone suggested _All the King's Men_, but a more classical and even
 >weighty novel might be better, alongside RIII. Any suggestions are
 >warmly appreciated.
 >
 >Cheers,
 >Ken Adelman

'The Black Arrow' by Robert Louis Stevenson has Richard III, aka 
'Crookback Dick', as a minor character.

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Date:		Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 12:14:46 -0500
Subject: 19.0032 Richard III Novel?
Comment:	RE: SHK 19.0032 Richard III Novel?

Ken:

_I, Claudius_ by Robert Graves leaps to mind.

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Date:		Sat, 19 Jan 2008 14:19:22 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: 19.0032 Richard III Novel?
Comment:	Re: SHK 19.0032 Richard III Novel?

Now, hear me out on this one: Frank Herbert's _Dune_, without a doubt.

Whimsically,
Anna

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Date:		Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 19:30:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 19.0032 Richard III Novel?
Comment:	Re: SHK 19.0032 Richard III Novel?

If it's not too late, I'd like to suggest _Animal Farm_, as another 
example of manipulating others to for political gain. Also, Mervyn 
Peake's brilliant _Gormenghast_ series comes to mind, insofar as it 
traces the ruthless climb to power by a lowly cook to lord of the land. 
It's fairly dense and lengthy, though, and therefore might be more of a 
distraction than an elucidation. T.H. White's _The Once and Future King_ 
might make for interesting comparisons, too.

Tanya "A lass" Gough

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