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A History Maker Hardcover – 6 Oct 1994

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Morag McAlpine; 1st edition (6 Oct. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0862414954
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862414955
  • Package Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,299,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"As ripping yarns masquerading as political/social metaphors go, A History Maker is in a field of its own." (GQ)

"Fantasist, Realist, Parodist, Postmodernist - in just over a decade Alasdair Gray has become no mean literary history maker himself." (Scotsman)

"A History Maker sees Gray at his most playful. The reference points are all over the place, just waiting to be unpicked and savoured - from Scott to Orwell to 70s sci-fi classic Rollerball. Gray drags them all together to form a clever, form-bending and brilliant read." (Big Issue)

"A satire on Utopian fictions . . . Gray's Scottish border fantasy jokes at its own expense all the better to examine the inherent flaws in a future that might work . . . very entertaining indeed." (Liz Heron Times Educational Supplement) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A HISTORY MAKER

'Fantasist, realist, parodist, postmodernist . . . Alasdair Gray has become no mean literary history maker himself.' Scotsman

This is the memoir of Wat Dryhope, son of Ettrick Forest's Twenty-third Century Chieftain. History has ended, households are ruled by women, and war is a regulated game only played by men. But Wat the History Make is sick of the old rules and when a woman, Delilah Puddock, interfere, this utopian world is terribly endangered. Th book has been designed and illustrated by the author.

'Very entertaining indeed.' TLS
'I would sit around the campfire and listen to Gray's tales any night.' The Times
'A History Maker is in a field of its own.' GQ

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