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Sinopsis: As every schoolboy knows, you can fit the whole of England on the Isle of Wight. The grotesque, visionary tycoon, Sir Jack Pitman, takes the saying literally and constructs on the island, "The Project", a vast heritage centre.
Críticas: Julian Barnes's England, England is a sharp-edged satire of Englishness at the end of the 20th century. The real England is failing--her empire lost, her aspirations to greatness subsiding, her history fading. Megalomaniacal entrepreneur Sir Jack Pitman hits upon the idea of creating an altogether superior, theme-park version of the original on the Isle of Wight (renamed simply the Island). His creative team includes Martha Cochraine, whose own childhood disappointments and unfulfilled dreams Barnes unfolds to the reader in the opening chapters. For a brief moment it looks as if able Martha will outsmart the ruthless Sir Jack, assisted by her grateful, bespectacled lover Paul Harrison (the operation's "ideas catcher"). But this is fantasy, so humble Paul betrays Martha (it would never do for the feisty woman to win after all). She retreats to the real England of faded glory, nostalgic folklore and regret.
In one section of this short novel the theme-park Dr Johnson talks entirely in direct quotations from his distinguished 18th-century counterpart, before being judged insufficiently convincing. The real, we understand, is less compelling than the fake. There are so many cultural allusions per page that the head of even the most enthusiastic English culture snob will spin. --Lisa Jardine
Título: England, England-SIGNED FIRST PRINTING
Año de publicación: 1998
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. In VERY GOOD general conditon, with some signs of previous ownership. Dispatched daily from the UK Another Explosive deal from Big Bang Books. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000070458
Descripción Jonathan Cape, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000481092
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Descripción Jonathan Cape Ltd 27/08/1998, 1998. Estado de conservación: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Nº de ref. de la librería 7719-9780224052757
Descripción Jonathan Cape Ltd 27/08/1998, 1998. Estado de conservación: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Nº de ref. de la librería 9053-9780224052757
Descripción Jonathan Cape Ltd 27/08/1998, 1998. Estado de conservación: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Nº de ref. de la librería 9053-9780224052757
Descripción Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used; Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 1038821
Descripción Trafalgar Square, 1998. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP31785370
Descripción Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería CHL1339651
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