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A History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters

A History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters

Vintage Past

by Julian Barnes

Publication Date: 28/11/2016

  $14.99

Vintage Past: Inventive tales of times gone by to tell the histories we think we know

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.

ISBN:
9781784871376
9781784871376
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Publication Date:
28-11-2016
Publisher:
Random House UK
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
177x113x21mm
Weight:
0.19kg
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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