- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books; Large type edition edition (April 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0753151693
- ISBN-13: 978-0753151693
- Package Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.6 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,725,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Every Man for Himself (ISIS Large Print) Hardcover – Large Print, 1 Apr 1997
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After taking on the ill-fated Scott expedition to the South Pole in her previous book, The Birthday Boys, the novelist tackles a much larger 1912 disaster: the sinking of the Titanic. The narrator, a 22-year-old named Morgan, brushes up against real-life victims such as John James Astor early in the voyage, while falling in love with the beautiful and unobtainable Wallis Ellery. The deadly maiden voyage of the world's largest ocean liner becomes a journey of self-discovery in this portentous, postmodern work, short-listed for the 1996 Booker Prize. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Extraordinary... a wholly new and highly individual work of art... beautifully written (INDEPENDENT)
Marvellous... exquisite pacing... stunning descriptions (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)
A narrative both sparkling and deep... the cost of raising [the Titanic] is prohibitive; Bainbridge does the next best thing (SUNDAY TIMES)
Bainbridge's masterpiece (EVENING STANDARD) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
About the Titanic with an ending that could never fail to surprise, it was a riveting read. Bainbridge got beneath the skin of the characters and one felt more present at the scene than watching any film. The remarkable thing about reading it, though, was how it reminded me of Oscar Wilde's works. There really is a quotation to take from every page.
As Hilary Mantel said in the Sunday Times " ... the cost of raising the Titanic is prohibitive: Bainbridge does the next best thing." And it's true! I'm not on commission, I just love the book.
The pithy insights, the black humour and the spare but accurate descriptions fill her 'tardis' like writing. Bainbridge manages to convey in one sentence what it takes other writers several pages to achieve.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I cannot believe that Beryl Bainbridge did not ever win the Booker man prize...sheer misogyny and a daft idea that her books were "too short" funny how Ian McEwen's books... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
She captures all the nuances and conflicts of the stratified, pompous, doomed Edwardian world, but she does it in a tale about unlikely but engrossing individuals all brought... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Peter Taylor-Gooby
Nice to read the Titanic story from the point of view of a first class passenger.Published 12 months ago by churchpolly
'Every Man For Himself' is a superb novel by a brilliant writer. The story's setting is the fateful maiden voyage of The Titanic, a subject loaded with symbolic meaning and one... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Graham of Watton
Book arrived promptly. All okay. Wife wasn't engaged by the characters or drawn in to the story.Published 17 months ago by Treecall
Frankly , I'm stil waiting for something to happen||| Even the sinking of The Ship seemed a triviality !Published 22 months ago by Eva
An excellent book - simultaneously funny, eloquent, illuminating, entertaining and tragic. Although the style and structure is vaguely reminiscent of PD James (probably because of... Read morePublished on 27 Mar. 2015 by Roger