- Paperback: 672 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; 1st Edition edition (Sept. 26 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 155468773X
- ISBN-13: 978-1554687732
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 4.4 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 703 g
- Average Customer Review: 77 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #239,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Wolf Hall Paperback – Sep 26 2009
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"A magnificent achievement: the scale of its vision and the fine stitching of its detail; the teeming canvas of characters; the style with its clipped but powerful immediacy; the wit, the poetry and the nuance." --Sarah Dunant
"A stunning book. It breaks free of what the novel has become nowadays. I can't think of anything since Middlemarch which so convincingly builds a world." --Diana Athill
`This is a beautiful and profoundly human book, a dark mirror held up to our own world. And the fact that its conclusion takes place after the curtain has fallen only proves that Hilary Mantel is one of our bravest as well as our most brilliant writers.' --Olivia Laing, Observer
`As soon as I opened the book I was gripped. I read it almost non-stop. When I did have to put it down, I was full of regret that the story was over, a regret I still feel. This is a wonderful and intelligently imagined retelling of a familiar tale from an unfamiliar angle.' --The Times
`Mantel is a writer who sees the skull beneath the skin, the worm in the bud, the child abuse in the suburbs and the rat in the mattress...Turning her attention to Tudor England, she makes that world at once so concrete you can smell the rain-drenched wool cloaks...This is a splendidly ambitious book...I wait greedily for the sequel, but "Wolf Hall" is already a feast.' --Daily Telegraph
About the Author
HILARY MANTEL is the author of thirteen books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black and the memoir Giving Up the Ghost. Her two most recent novels, Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring up the Bodies, have both been awarded the Man Booker Prize—an unprecedented achievement.
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On the downside, I found the voice a little odd. It's told in the 3rd person with Cromwell referenced as "he". Unfortunately every other "he" is also called "he" (or Thomas for that matter!) so sometimes it was a bit confusing who was doing what to whom.
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