The Resource Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel

Label
Wolf Hall
Title
Wolf Hall
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Mantel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages. From one of our finest living writers, 'Wolf Hall' is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion, suffering and courage
Member of
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1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mantel, Hilary
Dewey number
823.914
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Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Cromwell, Thomas
  • Man Booker Prize
  • Literary prize winners
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
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Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 653 pages
Isbn
9780007230181
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
geneal. table
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780007230204
Label
Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 653 pages
Isbn
9780007230181
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
geneal. table
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780007230204

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