Lysistrata, Kentucky is an anti-war novel based on the classic Aristophanes play. A story of two brothers on opposite sides of the Civil War, Richard and John Bowers work to readjust to their small Kentucky town, when their actions during the war resurface in a young girl at their doorstep, who claims to be the daughter of one of the Bowers men. A novel of injury, family tragedy, and redemption, Lysistrata, Kentucky culminates in the kidnapping of Penelope, the ruin of Richard, and the recovery of John Bowers, taking into account a more modern sentiment as relates to war and the damage it inflicts on its participants, namely the soldiers who fight and the wives and loved ones who are left to repair the damage.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:literature civil war aristophanes
Date of Publication:01/01/2005