The Tinted Venus
Uncategorized / May 24, 2019

Author: F. Anstey Publish: 1885 Page: 165 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Review : Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934), was an English novelist and journalist, who wrote his comic novels under the pseudonym F. Anstey. The Tinted Venus (1885) was adapted by S. J. Perelman, Ogden Nash, and Kurt Weill into One Touch of Venus in 1943 An engagement ring can’t bring a statue to life — can it? The goddess Aphrodite reanimates an ancient statue and fastens herself on to a foolish hair-dresser in London–the grandeurs of classical paganism and the banalities of our common modern life in ludicrous opposition.