Julian Barnes A History of the World in 10½ Chapters Book

Julian Barnes A History of the World in 10½ Chapters Book

A History of the World in 10½  Chapters

Beginning with an unlikely stowaway s account of life on board Noah s Ark, A History of the World in 10 Chapters presents a surprising, subversive, fictional history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives Noah disembarks from his ark but he and his Voyage are not forgotten they are revisited in on other centuries and other climes by a Victorian spinster

Beginning with an unlikely stowaway s account of life on board Noah s Ark, A History of the World in 10 Chapters presents a surprising, subversive, fictional history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives Noah disembarks from his ark but he and his Voyage are not forgotten they are revisited in on other centuries and other climes by a Victorian spinster mourning her father, by an American astronaut on an obsessive personal mission We journey to the Titanic, to the , to the raft of the Medusa, and to an ecclesiastical court in medieval France where a bizarre case is about to beginThis is no ordinary history, but something stranger, a challenge and a delight for the reader s imagination Ambitious yet accessible, witty and playfully serious, this is the work of a brilliant novelist.

Title : A History of the World in 10½ Chapters
Author :  Julian Barnes
Language : English
Isbn : 0679731377
Format : Paperback
Pages : 320 pages

Rating: 4.6

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