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Published by MacMurray & Beck in Denver .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Atlantic City (N.J.)

Subjects:

  • Abandoned children -- Fiction.,
  • Gambling -- Fiction.,
  • Casinos -- Fiction.,
  • Boys -- Fiction.,
  • Atlantic City (N.J.) -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementFrederick Reuss.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3568.E7818 H46 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination249 p. ;
Number of Pages249
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL38581M
ISBN 101878448897
LC Control Number99026946

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Set against the background of Caesar's Palace, Henry of Atlantic City is a satirical “hagiography” of a troubled child trying to make sense of the world around him/5. About Henry of Atlantic City. From the author of Horace Afoot comes this affectionate and beautiful tale of a six-year-old prodigy with a photographic memory and a penchant for the Gnostic gospels and Byzantine history. Set against the background of Caesar’s Palace, Henry of Atlantic City is a satirical “hagiography” of a troubled child trying to make sense of the world around him. While Henry of Atlantic City is a very funny book, it is also profoundly moving, for Henry is regularly tossing out the profound notions he finds in the Gnostic texts. Henry of Atlanic City is a triumph, a grand blend of humor, psychology, philosophy, and theology and it /5(3). Get this from a library! Henry of Atlantic City. [Frederick Reuss] -- The adventures of Henry, a six-year-old from Atlantic City whose heroes are early Christians and who would like to be a saint. He has a photographic memory and is always reciting scriptures to the.

Henry of Atlantic City by Frederick Reuss, unknown edition, See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive.   Satirically biting and often justifiably irreverent, Reuss (Horace Afoot) allows his gifted child hero to escape into ancient Byzantium through several volumes of books Henry finds by Procopius, such as The Secret History. It is from Procopius and from The Coptic Gnostic Library that Henry can make sense of Atlantic City.5/5.   - Buy Henry of Atlantic City book online at best prices in India on Read Henry of Atlantic City book reviews & author details Reviews: 2.   - Buy Henry of Atlantic City: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) book online at best prices in India on Read Henry of Atlantic City: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s: 2.

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