The Real Rule of Four : The Unauthorized Guide to The New York Times #1 Bestseller
Joscelyn GodwinISBN: 1932857087;
Book Description Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason's The Rule of Fou r is already a bookselling phenomenon. The Ivy League super-achievers drew upon an authentic 1499 Renaissance text to create their thriller about two Princeton undergraduates whotry to unravel the mysteries of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (pronounced "HIP-ne-RO-to-MA-kia PO-li-FEE-li"). The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili is an erotic, pagan epic, written in a private language peppered with words taken from Latin and Greek and decorated with Egyptian hieroglyphs. It was not translated into English for 500 years, until 1999, when Joscelyn Godwin finally achieved that near-impossible task. In The Real Rule of Four , Professor Godwin carefully investigates each aspect of the history of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili and its use in The Rule of Four , including: What is the Hypnerotomachia ? Who wrote the Hypnerotomachia ? (A central theme of ...
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