The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician

Edwin Lester ARNOLD (1857 - 1935)

Phra, a Phoenician merchant and warrior, settles in the south of England as husband to Blodwen, a British princess. Slain during the Roman invasion, he reawakens several hundred years later to find that Blodwen has painstakingly tattooed the history of his family and village on his body. Slipping in and out of a state of suspended animation, Phra goes on to play his part in the departure of the Romans, the Norman conquest, and the Hundred Years' War. Meanwhile, Blodwen appears to Phra from time to time in ethereal form and in the guise of a succession of beautiful lovers. Expect adventure, battles, romance, mystery, commentary on the futility of war and, for those who continue to the end, some bad science in the form of an out-of-control steam-powered robot. Phra was first published as a serial in Illustrated London News, and later as a book in the United States and the United Kingdom. After languishing in obscurity for many years Phra's wonderful adventures were republished in the 1970s as the eleventh volume in the Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library. (Phil Benson)

Genre(s): Fantasy Fiction

Language: English

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Play 00 Introduction by Sir Edwin Arnold Phil Benson
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Play 01 Prologue Phil Benson
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Play 02 Chapter 1 Phil Benson
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Play 03 Chapter 2 Phil Benson
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Play 04 Chapter 3 Phil Benson
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Play 05 Chapter 4 Phil Benson
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Play 06 Chapter 5 Phil Benson
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Play 08 Chapter 7 Phil Benson
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Play 09 Chapter 8 Phil Benson
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Play 10 Chapter 9 Phil Benson
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Play 11 Chapter 10 Phil Benson
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Play 16 Chapter 15 Phil Benson
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Play 17 Chapter 16 Phil Benson
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Play 18 Chapter 17 Phil Benson
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Play 19 Chapter 18 Phil Benson
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Play 21 Chapter 20 Phil Benson
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Play 22 Chapter 21 Phil Benson
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Play 23 Chapter 22 Phil Benson
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Play 24 Chapter 23 Phil Benson
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Play 25 Chapter 24 Phil Benson
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