Hilary Mantel - A Place of Greater Safety (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Very Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 1992 (This Ed. 2007 - Fourth Estate)
- ISBN : 9780007910090
- SKU : B001045
- PPC : SP650gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
From the double Man Booker prize-winning author of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror & the Light comes an extraordinary work of historical imagination - this is Hilary Mantel’s epic novel of the French Revolution. A Place of Greater Safety is a 1992 novel by Hilary Mantel.
As Hilary Mantel states in the author’s note, "this is a novel about the French Revolution and almost all of the characters in it are real people". Mantel goes on to write that the novel “is closely tied to historical facts - as far as those facts are agreed - which isn’t really very far”.
The narrative focuses on three men who are central to the Revolution: the hard-headed pragmatist, Georges-Jacques Danton; the passionate rabble-rouser, Camille Desmoulins and the fanatic ideologue, Maximilien Robespierre. It follows their lives from their school days to the height of the Reign of Terror.
"Mantel uses multiple styles in her creation: writing in the third and first person; inserting occasional historic quotes; recreating those newspaper entries; entering conversations between various important persons; presenting imagined diary entries and private thoughts. I found myself reading this lengthy novel compulsively, wanting to know (yet knowing) what would happen next. And I enjoyed the variety of the presentation also as it seemed to add some lightness to what is, after all, a heavy story." - Goodreads Review.
872pp. plus extra content.
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