Editorial Reviews. echecs16.info Review. site Best of the Month, October No download a Kindle Kindle eBooks Kindle Unlimited Prime Reading Best Sellers & More Kindle Book Deals Free Reading Apps Kindle Singles Newsstand . Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. Wolf Hall remains an amazing evocation of power, its circuits and its stewards. Hilary Mantel is the author of Wolf Hall, winner of the Man Booker Prize and the. In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power. England.
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Wolf Hall: A Novel by Hilary Mantel. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?. Read "Wolf Hall A Novel" by Hilary Mantel available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. In the ruthless arena of King Henry.
I loved the BBC miniseries and I did appreciate the first and last third of it, but it was hard to get into the groove of this book. However, the detail, the portrayal of Cromwell and the extraordinary work that went into researching this book is astounding. Her prose is dry, often extremely subtle and witty. It is as slippery as Cromwell himself. I wish I loved it more than I did. I will still read Bring up the Bodies. Like Papadog Nov 28, Wow, great title and that's about it.
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In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power England in the s is a heartbeat from disaster.
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Slater conveys lowly characters and the grandees of court, church, and law with equal ease and authority. Especially memorable is his rendering of Cardinal Wolsey, a comic portrait that is at the same time poignant and deeply tragic.
Memorable, too, are the detailed depictions of life in the s, which Slater makes all too actual and close at hand. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award c AudioFile , Portland, Maine August 17, Henry VIII's challenge to the church's power with his desire to divorce his queen and marry Anne Boleyn set off a tidal wave of religious, political and societal turmoil that reverberated throughout 16th-century Europe.
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Her style of writing is elegant and you can see the research that has gone into it. History is many differing perceptions from many viewpoints and I enjoyed hers.
Such brutal times when your family could be snatched away from you by war, illness and cruel executions. Ms Mantel brings out the humanity of her subjects through her attention to detail and beautiful prose.
I felt like the proverbial "fly on the wall" through this magnificent story, observing at very close range. This was an interesting book, well written and extremely well researched. It takes the reader into the savage time in history when it was quite common for condemned men were killed by the appalling, hanging, then eviscerating them before finishing them off, a time when disease could steal away your loved ones in a few hours. It takes us into the lives of the Boleyns before their fall from grace and the relationship that existed between the king and Thomas Cromwell.
Can't decide if this was well written. There were aspects of Mantells writing I found intensely annoying: But then, in this way Mantell also provides a complex depiction of Cromwell, Cardinal Wolsey and Henry viiii that is built through learning of their behaviour and actions - really incredibly skilful. A tough but mostly satisfying read. The book suffered somewhat from a lack of attribution. It was sometimes difficult to work out who was speaking. I wouldn't want a succession of 'He said,' 'She said'.
Attributions should be obvious from context and thread and only made explicit when there is genuine doubt. I was a little doubtful of historical accuracy. There seemed to be a definite bias towards Henry and Cromwell etc. Deft and diabolical as they are, Ms.
Mantel's slyly malicious turns of phrase. This style implies enormous respect for her readers, as if she believes that we are as intelligent and empathetic as she is, and one of the acute pleasures of reading her books is that we sometimes find ourselves living up to those expectations. If you are anything like me, you will finish Wolf Hall wishing it were twice as long as its pages.
Torn away from this sixteenth-century world, in which you have come to know the engaging, pragmatic Cromwell as if he were your own brother--as if he were yourself--you will turn to the Internet to find out more about him. But none of this, however instructive will make up for your feeling of loss, because none of this additional material will come clothed in the seductive, inimitable language of Mantel's great fiction.
Mantel's crystalline style, piercing eye and interest in, shall we say, the darker side of human nature, together with a real respect for historical accuracy, make this novel an engrossing, enveloping read.
Mantel's spry intelligent prose. It exemplifies something that has lately seemed as mythical as those serpent princesses: the great English novel. Wolf Hall is sometimes an ambitious read. But it is a rewarding one as well. The recurring details alone. Plainspoken and occasionally brutal, Wolf Hall is both as complex and as powerful as its subject, as messy as life itself. Part of the delight of masterfully paced Wolf Hall is how utterly modern it feels.