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Babel Tower

BYATT, A. S.

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ISBN 10: 0701137185 / ISBN 13: 9780701137182
Editorial: London.: Chatto & Windus, 1996, 1996
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Fine/Fine. First Edition. ISBN: 0-7011-3718-5. 618 pp. As new. Byatt won the Booker Prize in 1990 for Posession. N° de ref. de la librería 1389

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Título: Babel Tower

Editorial: London.: Chatto & Windus, 1996

Año de publicación: 1996

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Eric George Hatfield Moody with his personalized bookplate to front pastedown.; 618 pages; Physical description.: 618 p ; 25 cm. Subject: English fiction -- Fiction, General. Summary: In BABEL TOWER a cast of striking characters play out their personal dramas amid the clashing politics, passionate ideals and stirring languages of the early 1960s. Frederica (the heroine of VIRGIN IN THE GARDEN and STILL LIFE) now teaching English in an art college, is hiding herself and her son Leo from a violent husband; her urge towards freedom later leads to an angry, humiliating divorce case. Hers is not the only struggle: her friend Jude writes a novel, BABBELTOWER, which is tried for obscenity; her brother-in-law Daniel becomes involved in new movements for London's poor and distressed. Their crises mirror those of the age - abroad, this is the decade of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the death of Kennedy; at home it is the era of the LADY CHATTERLEY case, of the Beatles, of Mods and Rockers, art school riots, the Profumo scandal. Moving and absorbing and full of comedy as well as strife, this superb novel brings our own recent past to vivid, and disturbing life.

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"A formidable feast of a book-A. S. Byatt can use her extraordinary mind to probe passional conflicts more hair-raisingly well than any thriller-writer" (Daily Telegraph)

"In this exuberant and vastly ambitious novel, A. S. Byatt has made both an intellectual chronicle and an intimate history- This book is about the life of art and the art of living, and its prose is charged with powerful images" (Harpers & Queen)

"A remarkable book, of exceptional gravity and serious charm- it balances an acute sense of the values of art and intellect with an imaginative sympathy. Its ambition is almost unique in the English novel" (Spectator)

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