Arthur and George

by Julian Barnes | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0224077821 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingtravelinawing of Ullern bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 10/24/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingtravelinawing from Ullern bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Saturday, October 24, 2009
From inside the cover:

"Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late-nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the viearage of a small Staffordshire village. Arthur becomes a doctor, then a writer, George a solicitor in Birmingham. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events which made sensational headlines at the time as The Great Wyrley Outrages.

With a mixture of intense research and vivid imagination, Julian Barnes brings to life not just this long-forgotten case, but the inner workings of these two very different men. This is a novel in which the events of a hundred years ago constantly set off contemporary echoes, a novel about low crime and high spirituality, guilt and innocence, identity, nationality and race. Most of all it is a profound and moving meditation on the fateful differences between what we believe, what we know and what we can prove.

Julian Barnes has long been recognised as one of Britain's most remarkable writers. While those already familiar with his work will enjoy its originality, its wit, its wisdom about the human condition, Arthur & George willsurely find him an entirely new audience."

Released 2 yrs ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway


A book for the book buffet at the BookCrossing Convention in Oslo. Enjoy:-)

Journal Entry 3 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, April 21, 2017
Yes, yet another book by Julian Barnes. Lucky me....

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