The Mirror and the Light - The Wolf Hall Trilogy 3 - Grand Format

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If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it ? England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a... Lire la suite
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If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it ? England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, Jane Seymour.
Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on ; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin ? Do the dead continually unbury themselves ? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him ? With The Mirror & the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.
She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man's vision : of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.

Caractéristiques

  • Date de parution
    01/03/2020
  • Editeur
  • ISBN
    978-0-00-758083-5
  • EAN
    9780007580835
  • Format
    Grand Format
  • Présentation
    Broché
  • Nb. de pages
    883 pages
  • Poids
    1.16 Kg
  • Dimensions
    15,3 cm × 23,3 cm × 5,4 cm

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Biographie de Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel is the author of fifteen books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, the memoir Giving Up the Ghost and the short story collection The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. Her two most recent novels, Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies, have both been awarded the Man Booker Prize.

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