Anna Bolena Una Questione Di Famiglia

Author: Hilary Mantel
Editor: Fazi Editore
ISBN: 8864119930
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«Sublime». «the new york times» «Il miglior romanzo storico della letteratura contemporanea». «the washington post» «Un sequel ancora più serrato, teso, a tratti brillante e spaventoso». «the observer» «Hilary Mantel sa che ciò che rende vitale la narrativa non sono i dettagli accurati, ma quelli animati, e che i romanzieri sono creatori, non medici legali, delle vicende umane». «the new yorker»

Wolf Hall

Author: Mike Poulton
Editor: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 0822232154
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THE STORY: Mike Poulton’s two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novels is a thrilling portrait of a brilliant manipulator navigating a high-stakes political landscape. WOLF HALL begins in England in 1527. King Henry VIII needs a male heir, and his anger grows as months pass without the divorce he craves. Into this volatile court enters the commoner Thomas Cromwell. Once a mercenary and now a master politician, he sets out to grant King Henry’s desire while methodically and ruthlessly pursuing his own Reforming agenda.

Mary Lavelle

Author: Kate O'Brien
Editor: Virago
ISBN: 0349008833
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Mary Lavelle, a beautiful young Irish woman, travels to Spain to see some of the world before marrying her steadfast fiance John. But despite the enchanting surroundings and her three charming charges, life as governess to the wealthy Areavaga family is lonely and she is homesick. Then comes the arrival of the family's handsome, passionate - and married - son Juanito and Mary's loyalties and beliefs are challenged. Falling in love with Juanito and with Spain, Mary finds herself at the heart of a family and a nation divided.

Eight Months On Ghazzah Street

Author: Hilary Mantel
Editor: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429900614
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A taut and terrifying trip into a distorting mirror--a novel as tense, immediate, and chilling as the world it depicts. "A Middle Eastern Turn of the Screw with an insidious power to grip."-Time Out

Beyond Black

Author: Hilary Mantel
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429900638
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Hailed as a "writer of subtlety and depth," Hilary Mantel turns her dark genius on the world of psychics in this smart, unsettling novel (Joyce Carol Oates) A paragon of efficiency, Colette took the next natural step after finishing secretarial school by marrying a man who would do just fine. After a sobering, do-it-yourself divorce, Colette is at a loss for what to do next. Convinced that she is due an out-of-hand, life-affirming revelation, she strays into the realm of psychics and clairvoyants, hungry for a whisper to set her off in the right direction. At a psychic fair in Windsor she meets the charismatic Alison. Alison, the daughter of a prostitute, beleaguered during her childhood by the pressures of her connection to the spiritual world, lives in a different kind of solitude. She cannot escape the dead who speak to her, least of all the constant presence of Morris, her low-life spiritual guide. An expansive presence onstage, Alison at once feels her bond with Colette, inviting her to join her on the road as her personal assistant and companion. Troubles spiral out of control when the pair moves to a suburban wasteland in what was once the English countryside and take up with a spirit guide and his drowned therapist. It is not long before Alison's connection to the place beyond black threatens to uproot their lives forever. This is Hilary Mantel at her finest- insightful, darkly comic, unorthodox, and thrilling to read.

Anne Henry

Author: Dawn Ius
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 148143943X
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In this wonderfully “clever and compelling” (Kirkus Reviews) retelling of the infamous—and torrid—love affair between Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, history collides with the present when a sizzling romance ignites in a modern-day high school. Henry Tudor’s life has been mapped out since the day he was born: student body president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father’s. But ever since the death of his brother, the pressure for Henry to be perfect has doubled. And now he’s trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who isn’t Tudor-approved. Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life. Wild, brash, and outspoken, Anne is everything Henry isn’t allowed to be—or want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, but his desire for Anne consumes him. Henry is willing to do anything to be with her, but once they’re together, will their romance destroy them both? Inspired by the true story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, Anne & Henry beautifully reimagines the intensity, love, and betrayal between one of the most infamous couples of all time.

Utopia

Author: Thomas More
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Mirror And The Light

Author: HILARY. MANTEL
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ISBN: 9780007580835
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The Hidden Diary Of Marie Antoinette

Author: Carolly Erickson
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429904063
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Imagine that, on the night before she is to die under the blade of the guillotine, Marie Antoinette leaves behind in her prison cell a diary telling the story of her life—from her privileged childhood as Austrian Archduchess to her years as glamorous mistress of Versailles to the heartbreak of imprisonment and humiliation during the French Revolution. Carolly Erickson takes the reader deep into the psyche of France's doomed queen: her love affair with handsome Swedish diplomat Count Axel Fersen, who risked his life to save her; her fears on the terrifying night the Parisian mob broke into her palace bedroom intent on murdering her and her family; her harrowing attempted flight from France in disguise; her recapture and the grim months of harsh captivity; her agony when her beloved husband was guillotined and her young son was torn from her arms, never to be seen again. Erickson brilliantly captures the queen's voice, her hopes, her dreads, and her suffering. We follow, mesmerized, as she reveals every detail of her remarkable, eventful life—from her teenage years when she began keeping a diary to her final days when she awaited her own bloody appointment with the guillotine.

Al Di L Del Nero

Author: Hilary Mantel
Editor: Fazi Editore
ISBN: 8876259643
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Dalla più grande scrittrice inglese del nostro tempo, prima e unica donna a ricevere due volte il Man Booker Prize, dopo i grandi successi di Wolf Hall, Anna Bolena, una questione di famiglia e La storia segreta della Rivoluzione ecco un romanzo contemporaneo, una commedia nera perfettamente riuscita, maliziosa, divertente e cupa al tempo stesso. Nella grigia periferia inglese, dove il cibo è insapore e la vita è offuscata dalla nebbia del disincanto, la corpulenta Alison si guadagna da vivere come medium, interpellando i morti durante affollate sedute. La sua assistente è Colette, donna scheletrica dal cuore di pietra, cinica quasi quanto lei e reduce dalla rottura con l’inetto marito. A completare il quadro c’è Morris, fantasma volgare, lascivo e dispettoso, sempre tra i piedi. In un bizzarro viaggio on the road lungo le desolate tangenziali del Sudest, i tre si spostano di spettacolo in spettacolo, di motel in motel, dando vita a una serie di performance architettate ad hoc per soddisfare i clienti. Alison sa bene come coniugare le sue doti di deduzione psicologica con la credulità del pubblico, eppure non è una ciarlatana: sa leggere davvero nella mente delle persone ed è davvero in contatto con il mondo degli spiriti, il luogo «al di là del nero». Lei stessa è perseguitata dai suoi demoni: inquietanti figure maschili, spauracchi di un passato di cui porta ancora le cicatrici, che s’impadroniscono della sua casa, del suo corpo e della sua anima, e più cerca di liberarsene, più loro acquistano forza e cattiveria... La sapiente penna di Hilary Mantel confeziona un romanzo unico, che scorre lungo quella linea sottile tra paradiso e inferno, veglia e sonno, vita e morte.