Beatrice and Virgil

Beatrice and Virgil

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This is the story of an extraordinary journey undertaken by a man named Henry. It begins with a mysterious parcel. It ends in a place that will make you think again about one of the most significant events of the twentieth century. It also involves a howler monkey, a donkey, an enigmatic taxidermist, and a dog named Erasmus. Once you have finished reading it, it is impossible to forget.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 20mm | 158.76g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 1847679323
  • 9781847679321
  • 98,255

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A provocative and fiercely brave novel. It grips the reader with teeth as sharp as a Bengal tiger's -- John Boyne * * author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas * * A sophisticated fable...Beatrice and Virgil is so imbued with passionate moral and intellectual ardor that even the cynical should find it engaging. * * Wall Street Journal * * It's a masterpiece, no question. -- A N Wilson * * Reader's Digest * * An explosion of ideas that keep the pages turning...a wild, provocative novel * * Independent on Sunday * * Audaciously original, never less than engrossing, often disturbing, and in its denouement truly horrifying. -- Mick Brown * * The Telegraph Magazine * * A slim but potent exploration of the nature of survival in the face of evil. -- Nina Sankovitch * * The Huffington Post * * It is awe-inspiring when a writer hits a high note; goes dancing along the edge of something; hurls himself against enormous questions again and again...Writers such as Martel are a kind of human sacrifice. It cannot be easy to imagine a way into suffering, come out, lead others into it and through it. * * Los Angeles Times * *
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About Yann Martel

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, which was translated into thirty-eight languages, as well as Self and The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.
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17,140 ratings
3.13 out of 5 stars
5 14% (2,443)
4 25% (4,351)
3 31% (5,234)
2 19% (3,220)
1 11% (1,892)
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