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   Eve of St Venus, The, by Anthony Burgess  
  Novel, first publication in 1964
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      This fascinating early work by Anthony Burgess is a delightful fantasy, blending classical myth and farce. Displaying a high degree of verbal ingenuity and intelligence, Burgess effortlessly plays with ideas to create a riotous comedy that is ultimately a celebration of love and marriage. Presented along with the earlier and similarly themed The Venus of Ille, by Prosper Mérimée.

    Ambrose and Diana are to be married. Diana, however, is having last-minute doubts fuelled by her feminist friend and bridesmaid, Julia, while Ambrose inadvertently becomes engaged to the goddess Venus, who has taken possession of the wedding ring. These obstacles present the first in a farcical series of challenges—not only to the impending wedding, but also to the most dearly held preconceptions of Ambrose, Diana, and their wedding guests.

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