Ship of Fools Summary
Katherine Anne Porter

Everything you need to understand or teach Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter.

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Ship of Fools Summary

The idea for Ship of Fools (Little, Brown and Company, 1962) originated in a voyage that Katherine Anne Porter took from Mexico to Europe in 1931. Some of the passengers she encountered on the ship became the models for the characters in Ship of Fools. Porter began work on the novel in 1941 and it took her twenty years to complete.

The title is taken from a moral allegory published in Latin in the fifteenth century...

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