England, England

England, England

by Julian Barnes

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 23/02/2010

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction


As every schoolboy knows, you can fit the whole of England on the Isle of Wight. Grotesque, visionary tycoon Sir Jack Pitman takes the saying literally and does exactly that. He constructs on the island 'The Project', a vast heritage centre containing everything 'English', from Big Ben to Stonehenge, from Manchester United to the white cliffs of Dover. The project is monstrous, risky, and vastly successful. In fact, it gradually begins to rival 'Old' England and even threatens to supersede it...


One of Barnes's finest and funniest novels, England, England calls into question the idea of replicas, truth vs fiction, reality vs art, nationhood, myth-making, and self-exploration.


'A brilliant, Swiftian fantasy' The Economist

ISBN:
9781407065434
9781407065434
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
23-02-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House
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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