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Ulverton


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Januar 2012

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

At the heart of this novel lies the fictional village of Ulverton. It is the fixed point in a book that spans three hundred years. Different voices tell the story of Ulverton: one of Cromwell's soldiers staggers home to find his wife remarried and promptly disappears, an eighteenth century farmer carries on an affair with a maid under his wife's nose, a mother writes letters to her imprisoned son, a 1980s real estate company discover a soldier's skeleton, dated to the time of Cromell...

Told through diaries, sermons, letters, drunken pub conversations and film scripts this is a masterful novel that reconstructs the unrecorded history of England.

Portrait

Adam Thorpe

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From its first page, you're aware that you are in the presence of a writer with exceptional gifts. By the final one, you know he has used them to create a masterpiece -- Peter Kemp Sunday Times If you believe English fiction is jaded, you must read Adam Thorpe... Tender, precise, tragicomic and unsentimental -- Hilary Mantel Independent on Sunday We aren't used to the many deep matters Thorpe touches on, nor to such a thorough grasp of the complex nature of our rural past, and through it, of all existence itself... Suddenly English lives again -- John Fowles Guardian These stories sing like psalms, robust and vibrant - a poet's novel and a celebration that no social historian would dare attempt Observer One of the great British fictional works of our time LA Times
EAN: 9781448130061
Untertitel: EPUB. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2012
Seitenanzahl: 400 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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