Publication Date: 06/05/2004 ISBN: 9780099468646 Category:

Earthly Powers

Anthony Burgess

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 06/05/2004 ISBN: 9780099468646 Category:
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Kenneth Toomey is an eminent novelist of dubious talent; Don Carlo Campanati is a man of God, a shrewd manipulator who rises through the Vatican to become the architect of church revolution and a candidate for sainthood. These two men are linked not only by family ties but by a common understanding of mankind’s frailties. In this epic masterpiece, Anthony Burgess plumbs the depths of the essence of power and the lengths men will go for it.

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In all ways, a remarkable book -- Paul Theroux A hellfire tract thrown down by a novelist at the peak of his powers * The Times * Enormous imagination and vitality - a huge book in every way * Sunday Times * Burgess is the great postmodern storehouse of British writing-an important experimentalist; an encyclopaedic amasser, but also a maker of form; a playful comic, with a dark gloom -- Malcolm Bradbury Crowded, crammed, bursting with manic erudition, garlicky puns, omnilingual jokes... which meshes the real and personalised history of the twentieth century -- Martin Amis

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