Merivel: A Man of His Time

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Product Details

Price
$26.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
373
Dimensions
6.44 X 1.24 X 9.43 inches | 1.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393079579
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About the Author

ROSE TREMAIN's bestselling novels have been published in 27 countries and have won many prizes, including the Orange Prize ("The Road Home" and -- shortlisted -- "The Colour"), the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award ("Music" and "Silence") and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and Prix Femina Etranger ("Sacred Country"). She is also the author of award-winning short stories and TV plays. Rose Tremain lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.

Reviews

"Surely one of the most versatile novelists writing today." --"Daily Express"
"Vivid, original and always engaging." --"The Times"
"Rose Tremain writes comedy that can break your heart." -- "Literary Review"
Robert Merivel is one of the great imaginative creations in English literature of the past 50 years. [Merivel is] as rich and as dazzling as its predecessor steeped in wise and witty reflection on the great Mysteries of Life, and the timeless, futile Hopes and Follies. --Mick Brown"
Tremain s control of her character and her reflective but often dramatic unfolding of events are impressive acts of authorial ventriloquism, in which she gives a nod to the great diarists of that era but carries off her own man s story with wit, grace and originality. . . . She not only effortlessly sustains momentum and mood, but brings the novel to as near a perfect ending as one could wish.--Rosemary Goring"
When he appeared in 1989, Merivel was truly the man of the Thatcherite moment, an individualistic, hedonistic creature who held up a mirror to his audience. So does he still have something to say to us in 2012? Resoundingly, yes.--Daisy Hay
Richly marbled with intelligence, compassion and compelling characters, leavened with flourishes of lyricism and and attractive tolerance towards human frailties.--Angus Clarke
What ultimately makes the book such a joy is simply being in Merivel's company. His narration is by turns rueful, comic, despairing and joyful; but it's always bursting with life, always good-hearted--and always entirely loveable.--James Walton
Tremain's control of her character and her reflective but often dramatic unfolding of events are impressive acts of authorial ventriloquism, in which she gives a nod to the great diarists of that era but carries off her own man's story with wit, grace and originality. . . . She not only effortlessly sustains momentum and mood, but brings the novel to as near a perfect ending as one could wish.--Rosemary Goring
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