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And the Devil Will Drag You Under

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Publication date  August, 1979
Pages  273 pp
OCLC  5337941
Author  Jack L. Chalker
Publisher  Del Rey Books
Country  United States of America
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Language  English
Media type  Print (Paperback)
ISBN  0-345-27926-3
Originally published  August 1979
Genre  Fantasy literature
Illustrator  Darrell K. Sweet
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Similar  Jack L Chalker books, Fantasy books

And the Devil Will Drag You Under (1979) is a comic fantasy by American writer Jack Chalker involving an alcoholic demon and two humans he summons to collect the pieces of a mystic artifact that the demon requires to save Earth from an asteroid on a collision course. The human's journeys include both mystical transformations of their bodies and trips to worlds that parodied famous fantasy novel locales.

The book's title is an homage to "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat", a song written by musical theatre composer-lyricist Frank Loesser, for Guys and Dolls in which the character Nicely-Nicely Johnson, making a gospel style confession at a Salvation Army prayer meeting, tells of a dream in which his fellow passengers, on a "little boat to heaven", warn him that if he upsets the ride, he'll be washed overboard ... "and the Devil will drag you under / By the sharp lapel of your checkered coat..."

Publication history

  • 1979, USA, Del Rey (ISBN 0-345-30504-3), pub date August, 1979.
  • References

    And the Devil Will Drag You Under Wikipedia


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