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    DescriptionWinner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events that made sensational headlines at the time as The Great Wyrley Outrages. With vivid imagination, Julian Barnes brings this long forgotten case to life, and explores the inner workings of these two very different men.


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    Title
    Arthur & George
    Subtitle
    Vintage 21
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julian Barnes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 415 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099563174
    ISBN 10: 0099563177
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: 823.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: ENGL3020, ENGM1012
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    BIC subject category V2: FB
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    04 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Julian Barnes is the author of eleven novels, including The Sense of an Ending, Metroland, Flaubert's Parrot, A History of the World in 10� Chapters and Arthur & George; three books of short stories, Cross Channel, The Lemon Table and Pulse; and also three collections of journalism, Letters from London, Something to Declare, and The Pedant in the Kitchen. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. In France he is the only writer to have won both the Prix Medicis (for Flaubert's Parrot) and the Prix Femina (for Talking it Over). He was awarded the Austrian State Prize for European Literature in 2004, the David Cohen Prize for Literature and the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2011. He lives in London.
    Review quote
    "From the first paragraphs we know ourselves to be in the hands of a major novelist and are borne forward by a compelling narrative, beautifully controlled, which combines the satisfactions of biography, social history and the excitement and ratiocination of a real-life detective story. This novel is Barnes at his best." The Times "As ever, Barnes serves up a master-class in character observation, lavishing attention on the minutiae of personality, the subtle and conflicting impulses that drive men and women. Barnes seems equipped to write with humour and elegance about anything he turns his attention to." Financial Times "A fine literary detective novel and a rich evocation of a somewhat troubled England on the cusp of modernity." Mail on Sunday "A beguiling and enormously readable novel." Independent "Clearly a wonderful book...Barnes's best yet." Evening Standard
    Back cover copy
    ‘A beautiful and engrossing work’ Independent on Sunday Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events that made sensational headlines at the time as The Great Wyrley Outrages. With vivid imagination, Julian Barnes brings this long forgotten case to life, and explores the inner workings of these two very different men. It’s Vintage’s 21st birthday and we’re celebrating by publishing twenty-one of our most iconic books in a rainbow of beautiful colours. Treat yourself and make your bookshelves happy.