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Author: Jull McElmurry,Horace Walpole
ISBN13: 978-1562790493
Title: Hieroglyphic Tales
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Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Mercury House; 3rd edition (October 1, 1993)
Pages: 88

Hieroglyphic Tales by Jull McElmurry,Horace Walpole

Schah Baham ne comprenoit jamais bien que les choses absurdes & hors detoute vraisemblance. The Hieroglyphic Tales were undoubtedly written a little before thecreation of the world, and have ever since been preserved, by oraltradition, in the mountains of Crampcraggiri, an uninhabited island,not yet discovered. Of these few facts we could have the most s of several clergymen, who remember to have heard themrepeated by old men long before they, the said clergymen, were born. We do not trouble the reader with these attestations, as we are sureevery body will believe them as much as if they had seen them.

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Reviews: 5
3 Stars because I thought it would be about hieroglyphs but it isn't.
It is strangely entertaining, because it is sheer whimsy, without
even trying to hide it, in fact it is proud of it.
It's almost like the old comedy routine of Abbot and Costello where they
do "who's on first". Entertaining, yes; but sheer nonsense just the same.
I wasn't sure what I was in for when I started reading the author's preface to this book - but once I read the first story, I understood what was going on. It is very over the top, surreal fantasy humor fiction, and it's VERY funny at times. Quick stories to read, and well worth the time!


Reminded me a lot of Douglas Adams' style (though technically, I suppose one should say that Adams' has a Walpolish style, but I read Adams 3 decades before any Walpole, so there you have it).
This is a series of short stories that can only be described as weird. Interesting to read but not easy to determine the meaning.
Great reading! Loved it! Kept me interested every single time I oppened my kindle. It's worth giving it a reading.
Hieroglyphic Tales is a short work by Horace Walpole featuring seven very short satirical fantasy stories. The book includes an Introduction by Kenneth Gross in which he describes the tales as “satire in the extreme,” and “a marriage of Andersen and Rabelais.” The first story is a good example. A young woman is captured and brought before a king who requires women to tell him a story during the night and then in the morning he cuts off their head. But the girl tells him instead some historical information that is so boring that he falls asleep at which point she kills him and takes over as Queen. In another story a king has three daughters, except that the eldest does not exist. A suitor comes and is attracted to her, but he is dead. A third appears to be a love story between two young people but they turn out to be dogs.

I found these stories to be rather silly, but they can be interesting and the book is no more than 75 pages and can be read in about an hour. It is certainly a different kind of work.