Napoleon Symphony

Napoleon Symphony : A Novel in Four Movements

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A grand and affectionate tragicomic symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte that teases and reweaves Napoleon's life into a pattern borrowed-in liberty, equality, and fraternity-from Beethoven's Third "Eroica" Symphony, in this rich, exciting, bawdy, and funny novel Anthony Burgess has pulled out all the stops for a virtuoso performance that is literary, historical, and musical.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 25mm | 325g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0393350150
  • 9780393350159
  • 656,522

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"Alive, lush, lyric, human, witty and wildly comic." -- Nation "One of Burgess's most important and experimental works." -- Andrew Biswell - Daily Telegraph "A reader who delights in succulent phrase, the zest of word play and a saucy paragraph must fall on each new work of Anthony Burgess with ravenous appetite. . . . Burgess at his most characteristic, craziest." -- Washington Post "All of the Burgess embellishments are here, and they sing alluringly each to each." -- Sara Sanborn - New York Times
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About Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) is the author of many works, including The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, and Re Joyce. A Clockwork Orange is one of the "100 best novels" of both Time magazine and Modern Library and is on David Bowie's Book List.
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252 ratings
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4 37% (93)
3 31% (78)
2 10% (24)
1 3% (7)
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