Bring Up the Bodies (Man Booker Prize winner 2012)

Bring Up the Bodies (Man Booker Prize winner 2012)

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Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by
`The New York Times Book Review - The Washington Post``- Publishers Weekly
Named a Best Book of the Year by
`The New Yorker - Time - USA Today - The Economist - `NPR` - The Atlantic - Los Angeles Times - The Wall Street Journal - Chicago Tribune - Entertainment Weekly - The Daily Beast - Financial Times - The Christian Science Monitor - San Francisco Chronicle - Seattle Times - Slate - Kansas City Star -` New York` Daily News - Minneapolis Star Tribune - Cleveland Plain Dealer - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - The Daytona Beach News-Journal`
The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and `New York Times` bestseller, `Bring Up the Bodies` delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn. Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's `Bring Up the Bodies` follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head? The Minn
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 18mm | 454g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 125002417X
  • 9781250024176
  • 22,916

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`Darkly magnificent...Mantel animates history with a political and psychological acuity equal to Tolstoy's.`--`The Washington Post``Beautifully constructed...The wonder of Mantel's retelling is that she makes these events fresh and terrifying all over again....Sublime.`--Janet Maslin, `The New York Times``Marvelous, intoxicating...Read `Bring Up the Bodies` for its chilling character profile, its period details on jousting and Tudor kitchens, its congregation of the seven deadly sins....Nobody should skip a heady word of Mantel's planned trilogy.`--`The Cleveland Plain Dealer ``Mantel has the maddeningly unteachable gift of being interesting....All is alive, silvery, alert, rapid with insight.`--James Wood, `The New Yorker
``Lovely, present and thrilling.`--Gillian Flynnn, author of `Gone Girl``Meticulously crafted...Superb...Highly entertaining...Brilliant.`--`Slate``There is no one else writing with Mantel's verve and control, her talent for richly wrought story, crisp pace, and direct prose.`--`The Miami Herald``Mantel writes the kind of sentences you want to live in....`Bring Up the Bodies` isn't just her boldest book, it's also her best.`--Michael Schaub, NPR `[`Bring Up the Bodies`] is astringent and purifying, stripping away the cobwebs and varnish of history, the antique formulations and brocaded sentimentality of costume drama novels, so that the English past comes to seem like something vivid, strange and brand new.`--`The New York Times Book Review``Hilary Mantel made waves in 2009 with her Man Booker Prize-winning page-turner, `Wolf Hall.`..The second in her planned trilogy, `Bring Up the Bodies` stalks Anne Boleyn and the soap-opera worthy machinations of Cromwell and his evil allies to bring down the powerful wife of the king. Who knew history could be so sexy?`--`Vanity Fair``What's being called the Wolf Hall Trilogy is a remarkable work in progress, a series that makes the past feel immediate and--this is the best
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About Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel is the bestselling author of ten previous novels, including `Wolf Hall,` which won the 2009 Man Booker Prize. Her previous works include her novel, `A Place of Greater Safety,` and her memoir, `Giving Up the Ghost.` She lives in England with her husband.
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86,100 ratings
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4 35% (30,388)
3 11% (9,699)
2 3% (2,989)
1 2% (2,005)
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