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Dream of Scipio - Iain Pears

Paperback Published: 1st June 2003
ISBN: 9781573229869
Number Of Pages: 416
For Ages: 18+ years old

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In national bestseller The Dream of Scipio, acclaimed author Iain Pears intertwines three intellectual mysteries, three love stories, and three of the darkest moments in human history. United by a classical text called "The Dream of Scipio," three men struggle to find refuge for their hearts and minds from the madness that surrounds them in the final days of the Roman Empire, in the grim years of the Black Death, and in the direst hours of World War II. An ALA Booklist Editors' Choice.

Iain Pears's An Instance of the Fingerpost and The Portrait are also available from Riverhead Books.

"Pears builds a multilayered tale of moral choice, love, danger and loss. Like an archaeologist, he uncovers worlds beneath worlds in a few square miles of Provenal earth." "An entirely satisfying symphony of story and substance...ingeniously imagined." "Braiding together parallel plots of romance and political intrigue set in Provence during three dark eras, The Dream of Scipio is a murder mystery on the grandest scale...[Pears] invests his complex story with piquancy, irony, and humor. There is much to ponder here, from Neoplatonic philosophy to anti-Semitism to public duty...Eye-opening." "Pears leaves us with a dream, not only of destruction, but of immense and unexpected heroism." "[An] ambitious, heartfelt and thought-provoking book, one that should find a home in the heart of every thinking reader." "Complex, surprising and through-provoking A DREAM OF A NOVEL in more senses than one." "A thrilling journey through history into the human heart and soul." "Pears' finest book yet... a dazzling triptych of love and ideas." "An adventure and an achievement to match An Instance of the Fingerpost." "Timeless, erudite--Pears makes you think and want to learn more." "This is a dream that will stay with the reader for a long, long time." "A novel for our time about all time. Wildly entertaining." An entirely satisfying symphony of story and substance...ingeniously imagined. ("Washington Post") Pears leaves us with a dream, not only of destruction, but of immense and unexpected heroism. ("Boston Globe") [An] ambitious, heartfelt, and thought-provoking book, one that should find a home in the heart of every thinking reader. ("Portland Oregonian") This is a dream that will stay with the reader for a long, long time. ("Montreal Gazette") A novel for our time about all time. Wildly entertaining. ("The Christian Science Monitor") Complex, surprising and thought-provoking, a dream of a novel in more senses than one. ("Wall Street Journal") "A thrilling journey through history, into the human heart and soul."Â Washington Post"Braiding together parallel plots of romance and political intrigue set in Provence during three dark eras, The Dream of Scipio is a murder mystery on the grandest scale...[Pears] invests his complex story with piquancy, irony, and humor. Their is much to ponder here, from Neoplatonic philosophy to anti-Semitism to public duty...Eye-opening."Â People

"A multilayered tale of moral choice, love, danger and loss."Â The New York Times Book Review

"An adventure and achievement to match An Instance of the Fingerpost."Â San Francisco Chronicle

"A dazzling triptych of love and ideas...Pears leaves us with a dream, not only of destruction, but of immense and unexpected heroism."Â Boston Globe

"[An] ambitious, heartfelt, and thought-provoking book, one that should find a home in the heart of every thinking reader."Â Portland Oregonian

"This is a dream that will stay with the reader for a long, long time."Â Montreal Gazette

"A novel for our time about all time. Wildly entertaining."Â The Christian Science Monitor

"Complex, surprising and thought-provoking, a dream of a novel in more senses than one."Â Wall Street Journal

ISBN: 9781573229869
ISBN-10: 1573229865
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st June 2003
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43

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