History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters

Barnes, Julian

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This is, in short, a complete, unsettling, and frequently exhilarating vision of the world, starting with the voyage of Noah’s Ark and ending with a sneak preview of heaven.

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011

Beginning with an unlikely stowaway’s account of life on board Noah’s Ark, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters presents a surprising and subversive fictional-history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives. Noah disembarks from his ark but he and his Voyage are not forgotten: they are revisited in on other centuries and other climes – by a Victorian spinster mourning her father, by an American astronaut on an obsessive personal mission. We journey to the Titanic, to the Amazon, to the raft of the Medusa, and to an ecclesiastical court in medieval France where a bizarre case is about to begin…

This is no ordinary history, but something stranger; a challenge and a delight for the reader’s imagination. Ambitious yet accessible, witty and playfully serious, this is the work of a brilliant novelist.

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Weight 315 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 24 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

309

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K