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FLAUBERT'S PARROT: A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 10 1/2 CHAPTERS

FLAUBERT'S PARROT: A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 10 1/2 CHAPTERS
Publication Date: 
October 2, 2012
Format: 
Hardcover
Publisher: 
Trim Size: 
8.09in. x 5.42in. x 1.17in.
ISBN: 
9780307961433
About This Item: 
An Everyman's Library hardcover omnibus edition of two of the Booker Prize-winning author's earliest and most admired novels, neither of which has been available in hardcover for more than two decades With full-cloth binding, a silk ribbon marker, a chronology, and a new introduction.Flaubert's Parrot, Julian Barnes's breakthrough book--shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1984--is the story of Geoffrey Braithwaite, a retired doctor who is obsessed with the French author and with tracking down a stuffed parrot that once inspired him Barnes playfully combines a literary detective story with a character study of its detective, embedded in a brilliant riff on literary genius A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters is a mix of fictional and historical narratives of voyage and discovery--ranging from a woodworm's perspective on Noah's ark to a survivor from the sinking of the Titanic--that question our ideas of history One of his most inventive works, it was praised by Salman Rushdie as "frequently brilliant, funny, thoughtful, iconoclastic, and a delight to read."
$28.95
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HC

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