A History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters

A History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters 1

by Julian Barnes

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/10/2009

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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 10 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.
ISBN:
9780099540120
9780099540120
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-10-2009
Publisher:
Vintage Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x24mm
Weight:
0.31kg
Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is the author of thirteen novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and The Noise of Time. He has also written three books of short stories, four collections of essays and two books of non-fiction, Nothing to be Frightened Of and the Sunday Times number one bestseller Levels of Life. In 2017 he was awarded the Legion d'honneur.

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  • Don't bother

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    The first chapter is hilarious. It's all downhill after that. The remaining chapters range between mildly amusing and downright boring.

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