Figures in a Landscape
'Dazzling . . . the author achieves a tension that is almost unbearable.' - Daily Mail 'England's prose has the tough, spare elegance of steel scaffolding. His vocabulary is wide, and used with arresting precision. . . . On all levels, Figures in a Landscape is a brilliant achievement.' - The Times (London) 'A brilliant tour de force in the Kafka tradition. I was very impressed by its economy and precision, and by the powerful drive of the narration.' - John Fowles 'It is taut, beautifully written, and impressed me so much that I wanted to read it all over again.' - Glasgow Evening Times 'A brilliant and moving novel.' - James Michener Two prisoners of war make a daring escape from their captors, fleeing across a hostile and alien terrain towards safety across the border, more than four hundred miles away. Equipped only with the few supplies they are able to steal and with nothing to fall back on but their courage and determination to survive, MacConnachie and Ansell suffer almost unimaginable horrors as their bodies are pushed by heat, hunger, and exhaustion to the limits of endurance. And all the while, they are pursued on foot by enemy soldiers and from above by a black helicopter hovering in the sky, menacing . . . and waiting. . . . A thrilling, page-turning story of perseverance in the face of almost certain death, Figures in a Landscape (1968) was shortlisted for the inaugural Booker Prize and was filmed in 1970 by celebrated director Joseph Loney. This edition features a new introduction by Craig Russell and a reproduction of the iconic jacket art by Tom Adams.
- Paperback | 193 pages
- 139.7 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
- 31 Jul 2013
- Valancourt Books
- Illustrations, black and white