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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
880
Utgivningsdatum
2007-03-01
Förlag
Fourth Estate Ltd
Dimensioner
201 x 137 x 56 mm
Vikt
608 g
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ISBN
9780007250554

A Place of Greater Safety

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From the double Man Booker prize-winning author of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror & the Light comes an extraordinary work of historical imagination this is Hilary Mantels epic novel of the French Revolution. Georges-Jacques Danton: zealous, energetic and debt-ridden. Maximilien Robespierre: small, diligent and terrified of violence. And Camille Desmoulins: a genius of rhetoric, charming and handsome, yet also erratic and untrustworthy. As these young men, key figures of the French Revolution, taste the addictive delights of power, the darker side of the periods political ideals is unleashed and all must face the horror that follows.
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You could read this a dozen times and not come to the end of its originality, its moral intelligence, its gargantuan flair Katherine Rundell, author of Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne Superbly readablean assured and strange masterpiece Sunday Telegraph 'One of the best English novels of the 20th century' Diana Athill, The Oldie Hilary Mantel has soaked herself in the history of the periodand a striking picture emerges of the exhilaration, dynamic energy and stark horror of those fearful days Daily Telegraph I cannot think of a historical novel as good as this until one goes back to Marguerite Yourcenars Memoirs of Hadrian, published forty years ago. Evening Standard MarvellousIt was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Hilary Mantel captures it all Time Out IntriguingShe has grasped what made these young revolutionaries and with them the French Revolution tick Independent Crafty tensions, twists and high dramaa bravura display of her endlessly inventive, eerily observant style Times Literary Supplement An extraordinary and overwhelming novelimmensely detailed and yet fast-movingshe has set herself to capture the excitement and intellectual fervour of the period. She does it admirablya tour de force Scotsman 'Rivetingthe book overflows with a natural storyteller's energy' New Yorker Much, much more than a historical novel, this is an addictive study of power, and the price that must be paid for ita triumph Cosmopolitan 'This is a high-class historical blockbuster' Red Magazine Hilary Mantel has pulled off the apparently impossiblean ambitious, gripping epic Vogue

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Hilary Mantel is the author of seventeen books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, the memoir Giving Up the Ghost and the short story collection The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. Her latest novel, The Mirror & the Light, won the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, while Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies were both awarded the Booker Prize.