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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press; Main edition (6 July 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611855209
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611855203
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3.5 x 23.5 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 392,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Murray's writing is super, full of humour and wisdom. In her hands, Ward, Casement and Sarita are vital, rounded characters. This fictionalised account of their intertwined lives is impressive. - The Times

The best thing Valiant Gentlemen does - so subtly that you aren't always aware of it - is trace the erosive process by which its characters transform from young, seemingly immortal crusaders to battered, doubt-plagued figures, compromised in both health and spirit... [a] wise, illuminating novel. - Washington Post

A novel as vigorous, audacious and unpredictable as Casement himself . . . [Murray] translates the past into a present as immediate as it is unnerving. - New York Times Book Review

[Murray] ingeniously links two young friends . . . ultimately the novel is an imaginative exploration of the tragedy of lost friendship. - Los Angeles Times

Readers will claim this masterpiece of a novel is a big book, and in terms of being Sabina Murray's magnum opus, it certainly is. But Valiant Gentlemen was far too short for my passions, and when I consumed the last page I felt bereft for days, silently begging the author for more. On this side of the Atlantic, Murray is our Hilary Mantel. - Bob Shacochis, author of THE WOMAN WHO LOST HER SOUL

Sabina Murray's Valiant Gentlemen is an adventure set amid the secret history of the modern world - the personal revolutions inside the revolutionary Roger Casement, a man who took part in or bore witness to so much of the history we live with now, brought to vivid, thrilling life here. This novel is made out of history but is every bit a modern marvel. - Alexander Chee, author of THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

Brimming with exquisite detail and clever humour . . . [Murray] maintains an impressive balance of historical accuracy and dramatic momentum, crafting a stellar fiction that shows how the grand course of history can be shaped by the smallest disagreements between friends. - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

While Murray's work...is often described with the weak catchall 'historical fiction,'it is more nearly about the tensions of colonization. - Vice

That the novel can be so despairingly honest about a writer's limitations while still be so entertaining says a lot about Murray's considerable talent... It is as much a novel about the joys and difficulties of friendship as it is about the larger historical events that have thrown these two particular friends together and that also threaten to tear them apart. - Boston Globe

Valiant Gentlemen recreates an entire, magnificent era, exploring identity, friendship, marriage, love and grief, tracing the days of two great men from passionate youth to disenchanted old age.

--New York Journal of Books

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A spellbinding historical epic that follows the lives and friendship of poet and Easter Rising Irish rebel Roger Casement and English sculptor Herbert Ward from their youth working in the Congo to Casement's arrest for treason and death by execution in 1916

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