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The sot-weed factor

John Barth

The sot-weed factor

by John Barth

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Published by Bantam Books in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 819 p.
Number of Pages819
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14829286M

John Barth's third book, "The Sot-Weed Factor", is an epic in nearly every sense of the word including the poetic. As Barth is wont to do, "The Sot-Weed Factor" is not only the title of this book, but it is also the title of a poem in the book which is penned by the lead character, who is himself a sot-weed factor ("sot weed" being a slang term /5(61). The Sot-weed Factor. John Barth. Doubleday, - Fiction - pages. 18 Reviews. An interesting book. However, it wavers and meanders to the point that, by the 3/4 point, it loses much of its spark. Nevertheless, it was an entertaining, funny, and witty read. I am not usually a 4/5(18).

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Considered by critics to be Barth's most distinguished masterpiece, The Sot-Weed Factor has acquired the status of a modern classic. Set in the late s, it recounts the wildly chaotic odyssey of hapless, ungainly Ebenezer Cooke, sent to the New World to look after his father's tobacco business and to record the struggles of the Maryland colony in an epic poem/5().

THE The sot-weed factor book FACTOR is a very unusual novel, and it took me some time to finish it. It is written in the linguistic style of the Eighteenth Century, an historical, satirical novel, a parody of the 18th-century picaresque by:   John Barth's third book, "The Sot-Weed Factor", is an epic in nearly every sense of the word including the poetic.

As Barth is wont to do, "The Sot-Weed Factor" is not only the title of this book, but it is also the title of a poem in the book which is penned by the lead character, who is himself a sot-weed factor ("sot weed" being a slang term for tobacco, and a "factor" being an agent /5.

The Sot-Weed Factor (1) The poem stands as one of our earliest examples of debunking and disillusionment(2), in the most exact sense of that word. For various reasons, one of them being the need to lure and recruit settlers to populate exploitable territories, a spate of bonanza or "come-on" literature appeared, promotional tractsFile Size: 86KB.

Free download or read online The Sot-Weed Factor pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by John Barth. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages The sot-weed factor book is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this fiction, historical story are. The book has been awarded with, and many others/5. The Sot-Weed Factor is an Eighteenth-Century satirical poem written in Hudibrastic couplets about an Englishman who travels to the new American colonies to make his fortune trading in sot-weed (tobacco) only to be shocked by the vulgar behaviors of both the colonists and natives, and flees back to his native land after being robbed blind/5.

Complete summary of John Barth's The Sot-Weed Factor. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Sot-Weed Factor.

The sot-weed factor. by Barth, John and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Product Details ISBN: Publisher: Anchor Publication Date: August 18th, Pages: Categories. Classics; Literary. The Sot-Weed Factor, Or, a Voyage to Maryland: A Satyr: In Which Is Describ'd the Laws, Government, Courts and Constitutions of the Country, and Also.

Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller   From the foreword I learned that The Sot-Weed Factor was originally published in the summer ofwhen Barth was j exactly 50 years before I finally came to it.

I also learned that the novel sprang from an actual satirical poem of the same title published in by an actual man named Ebenezer Cooke. A feast. Dense, funny, endlessly inventive (and, OK, yes, long-winded) this satire of the 18th-century picaresque novel—think Fielding’s Tom Jones or Sterne’s Tristram Shandy —is also an earnest picture of the pitfalls awaiting innocence as it makes its unsteady way in the world.

It’s the late 17th century and Ebenezer Cooke is a poet, dutiful son and determined virgin who travels. Sot-Weed, i. the sot making or inebriating weed; a name for tobacco, used at that time.

A Sot-weed Factor, was a tobacco agent or supercargo. The "eastern shoar" of the Chesapeake bay: this portion of Maryland is still familiarly called so in that state. The Sot-Weed Factor is a page historical novel written by the National Book Award winning author John Barth and first published in The Sot-Weed Factor has acquired the Pages: For "Sot-Weed Factor" read tobacco merchant.

The time is late seventeenth century, the reign of William and Mary. The book is a bare-knuckled satire of humanity at large and the grandiose costume romance, done with meticulous skill in imitation of such eighteenth-century picaresque novelists as Fielding, Smollett and Sterne.

The Sot-Weed Factor Summary. The Sot-Weed Factor returns to Barth's earlier exploration of the existentialist notions of action, choice, and value. Whereas his earlier fiction considered these questions in a contemporary context, Barth's third novel introduces an existential perspective into late-seventeenth-century colonial America.

Buy a cheap copy of The Sot-Weed Factor book by John Barth. This is Barth's most distinguished masterpiece. This modern classic is a hilarious tribute to all the most insidious human vices, with a hero who is one of the Free shipping over $/5(5).

The Sot-Weed Factor, picaresque novel by John Barth, originally published in and revised in A parody of the historical novel, it is based on and takes its title from a satirical poem published in by Ebenezer Cooke, who is the protagonist of Barth’s work.

The novel’s black humour is. 'The Sot-weed Factor' is the beginning of Barth’s interest in weaving together the real with the fictional, and so is the start of his engagement with the postmodern genre. The book is a rich, bawdy, belly-laugh of a book which has an incredible pace for a book this size.

It rarely rambles or dithers, and there is always something happening /5(43). Considered by critics to be Barth's most distinguished masterpiece, The Sot-Weed Factor has acquired the status of a modern classic. Set in the late s, it recounts the widely chaotic odyssey of hapless, ungainly Ebenezer Cooke, sent to the New World to look after his father's tobacco business and to record the struggles of the Maryland colony in an epic poem.2/5(1).

Ebenezer Cooke, an innocent like Candide, was born in Maryland but raised in 17th century England. His initial difficulty is that his tutor teaches him to make a game of learning so that later he can find no reason to choose between philosophies, careers or simple actions during the thirty years to follow.

An incredibly complex plot (and some pages) take him to the New World to manage his.John Barth's third book, "The Sot-Weed Factor", is an epic in nearly every sense of the word including the poetic. As Barth is wont to do, "The Sot-Weed Factor" is not only the title of this book, but it is also the title of a poem in the book which is penned by the lead character, who is himself a sot-weed factor ("sot weed" being a slang term /5(31).The Sot-Weed Factor was a literary quantum leap, an page mock epic of the colonization of Maryland based on an actual poet, Ebenezer Cook, who wrote a poem of that name.

The Sot-Weed Factor was what Northrop Frye called an anatomy--a large, loosely structured work, with digressions, distractions, stories within stories, and lists (such as a.