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Purple Quest, The: A Novel of Seafaring Adventures in the Ancient World

Author(s): Slaughter, Frank Gill Pages: 301
Publisher: Doubleday Date of Publication: 1965
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Period: myth time (pre 1100) (Code: 1)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: n First Person:
Subject: Dido. ÒThe Phonecian merchant-prince Stabon Ð who is not a surgeon Ð helps Queen Dido establish Carthage, after himself establishing a Phonecian colony in Spain. Sea battles, shipbuilding and ocean voyages a plenty, but as with most Slaughter sea novels, most of the action occurs on shore. Enjoyable read.Ó (John Kohnen , Usenet Nautical Fiction List) --- ÒA seafaring merchantÕs two great drives Ð one his love for Queen Dido, the other the search for a rare purple dye.Ó (McGarry/White)
Unique Qualities: perhaps not pertinent

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