"A perceptive, readable portrayal of a seminal coterie in the history of ideas."
"Hugely enjoyable. . . . To make philosophy accessible is the mark of a good writer; to make it exciting is the mark of a great one."
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
Philipp Blom is a writer, editor, literary translator, broadcaster, and journalist. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Oxford University. He is the author of several books of fiction and non-fiction, including The Vertigo Years
, and To Have and to Hold
. He frequently contributes articles to the Financial Times
, the Independent
, and the Guardian
, among others.