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‘Superbly readable…an assured and strange masterpiece.’ Sunday Telegraph
'One of the best English novels of the 20th century.' Diana Athill, The Oldie
‘Hilary Mantel has soaked herself in the history of the period…and a striking picture emerges of the exhilaration, dynamic energy and stark horror of those fearful days.’ Daily Telegraph
‘I cannot think of a historical novel as good as this until one goes back to Marguerite Yourcenar’s “Memoirs of Hadrian”, published forty years ago.’ Evening Standard
‘Marvellous…It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Hilary Mantel captures it all.’ Time Out
‘Intriguing…She has grasped what made these young revolutionaries – and with them the French Revolution – tick.’ Independent
‘Crafty tensions, twists and high drama…a bravura display of her endlessly inventive, eerily observant style.’ Times Literary Supplement
‘An extraordinary and overwhelming novel…immensely detailed and yet fast-moving…she has set herself to capture the excitement and intellectual fervour of the period. She does it admirably…a tour de force.’ Scotsman
'Riveting…the book overflows with a natural storyteller's energy.' New Yorker
‘Much, much more than a historical novel, this is an addictive study of power, and the price that must be paid for it…a triumph.’ Cosmopolitan
'This is a high-class historical blockbuster.' Red Magazine
‘Hilary Mantel has pulled off the apparently impossible…an ambitious, gripping epic.’ Vogue
About the Author
Hilary Mantel is the author of thirteen books , including A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY, BEYOND BLACK, and the memoir GIVING UP THE GHOST. Her two most recent novels, WOLF HALL and its sequel BRING UP THE BODIES, have both been awarded The Man Booker Prize – an unprecedented achievement.
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I also appreciate the sheer amount of research of research that went into this book, and how historically accurate it is, even being so true to every historical character. I must also note that whilst the sheer number of names and new characters may leave some lost, I never lost track as with so many other such novels. Mantel also takes the time to give historical context at major turning points, as well as POV's from other historical characters (Orleans, Lafayette, Mirabeu and others) to give us the reader the full picture, as well as show how the world reacts to the actions of our protagonists.
The only real warning I'll say-other than that this book is very long and can get sidetracked-is that you should not expect this novel to be an even split between these three characters-Camille Desmoulins, Danton and Robespierre. Desmoulins really is the main character here, being the bridge between the other two, as well as being interesting in himself. Danton is close behind, while Robespierre is missing in his POV for large stretches. I did mind this however, as Robespierre has enough written about him anyway..whilst his shadow remains large over the story, for obvious reasons.
In conclusion, anyone who wishes to learn about the French revolution and the men (and women) behind it but find Non fiction too dry, this is ideal. Great characterization, great story, great scenes..just keep track of the characters.
The Paperback version is better than the Kindle in my opinion as you can more easily refer to the character list if you get confused by all of the names. I started with the Kindle and then bought a paperback version. It is that good. Do not be intimidated by the length of the book, it is one you never want to end. I am now on my second read and listening to it on audible too. If you like Mantel, you should thoroughly enjoy this book.
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It took a little effort to get into it but once you do it's a feast of brilliantly drawn characters hurtling through life...Read more