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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 5 edition (28 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500290431
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500290439
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 3.3 x 13.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A strange, beguiling work ... a teeming world of humour, sex, sadness and art --London Review of Books

Complex, voluptuous and highly personal --The Times Literary Supplement

All humument life is truly here --The Literary Review

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This is a beautiful piece of work. Tom Phillips has changed each page of a Victorian novel into a completely different object by embellishing each page with drawings, paintings and pasted photos and illustrations. Most of the text has been obscured by the artwork, leaving only certain words linked together to make new tales from the narrative of the old novel. It's a book that you can look through page by page in chronological order or just sample pages at random and enjoy just as much. It will surprise you and stimulate the visual senses. It is well printed and although it is a paperback it is nicely bound. If you don't already own this book I strongly recommend that you buy a copy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maria on 10 Jun. 2014
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I got this book and I just love it. Now, I am doing my Masters research on it as a postmodern alter(ed)native text that blends images and narrative in one deconstructive text.
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By Miss Laura H. Pillow on 24 Mar. 2013
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Absolutely beautiful book, an amazing idea and an amazing print of it. The colours are beautiful and the size of the book is just perfect. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves this blacking out style of literature combined with artwork. I love to just drop in and out of the book when I feel like it. I shall be buying it for all my friends.
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