A CONTE DE FÉES

Zoë on a promenade, in France, set in 1913, from the South of France near Montpellier to Boulogne-sur-Mer in the North and all of the persons she meets during her travels who address the philosophy, theories and mores of Religion, Humanity, Mythology, Myth, Reality, and Fey in the state of Existence with the beginning of the Great War lurking, and la Belle Époque and the Second Age of Enlightenment soon to vanish.

This tale is comprised of four books:

1.

PRELUDE

This – the First volume of four books – continues with Zoë on her promenade through Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Vese, Grand Canyon-du-Verdon, Zone-Saint-Cloud, and Tournon, and of the persons she meets address philosophy, theories and mores of Humanity, Religion, Dreams and Fey in the state of Existence.

L’Ancien Régime: France, 1913 — Modern vicissitudes in les Belles Époques had ascended in a progressive era which begat the Machine Age. Presidents, Lords, Kings, Courts, Parliaments and Congresses and Leagues were belaboured against the Senses of Reason and Logic as they indulged with the Seven Deadly Vices: Sloth, Jealousy, Greed, Ignorance, Intolerance, Despair and Fear; and, in the intrigues performed, they would be sent forth on that voyage where all are passenger.

PDF — Zoë; or, On the Clockwork Sphæres of Paradise – Prelude

iBook (Gratis.) — Prelude
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Kindle (99¢) — Prelude
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Paperback. 109 pages. USD $15. — Prelude

2.

ENTR’ACTE

This – the Second book of four – continues with Zoë on her promenade through Saint-Étienne, Lyon and Clermont, and of the persons she meets address philosophy, theories and mores of Mythology, Myth, Reality, Chance, Humanity, Religion, Dreams and Fey.

Entr’acte: France, 1913 — Les Dæmons æternels in this play shall perform as they have for centuries done; and, these acts, in which they are seen in this Modern Age, that may have been written in custom-houses of Lunacy when in other times were written in athenæums sublimis ab undaes, shall succor those affrighted and dismayed.

PDF — Zoë; or, On the Clockwork Sphæres of Paradise – Entr’acte

iBook (Gratis.) — Entr’acte

Paperback. 514 pages. USD $35. — Entr’acte

3.

ESCAPADE

This – the Third book of four – continues with Zoë on her promenade through Hookland, Mâcon, and Bucarest, and the persons she meets who address the philosophy, theories and mores of Reality, Dreams, Myth, and Fey.

Interlude: France, 1913 — The Melancholia influent had passed and those who would set intrigues from Orbis paradisiacus were silenced; the arrangements of Change originating in 1871 were concluded by those of Orbis limbus; and, so it was that Life continued as before in Praesentis vagus as Humanity waxed obsolescent by Man’s contrived magnificence and mores.

PDF — Zoë; or, On the Clockwork Sphæres of Paradise – Escapade

Paperback. 492 pages. USD $33. — Escapade

4.

INTERMÈDE

This – the Final book of four – continues with Zoë on her promenade through Avallon and Les Ardennes and the persons she meets who address the philosophy, theories and mores of Reality, Myth, and Fey.

Divertissement: France, 1913 — It is, by Nature, in the stillness of the first Season all plots are laid, Winter: they are with obscure coruscalences by zoetrope set against that canvas of nebulæ in the murmuring Dark.

PDF — Zoë; or, On the Clockwork Sphæres of Paradise – Intermède

Paperback. 296 pages. USD $22. — Intermède