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The Fall of the Stone City

Kadare, Ishmail

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ISBN 10: 0857860119 / ISBN 13: 9780857860118
Editorial: Canongate, London, UK, 2012
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This is a true UK first edition / first printing, with a number '1' on the copyright page. Absolutely perfect condition. Translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson. A subtle and intriguing novel, about a strange encounter during the Second World War, when a senior Nazi arrives in a medieval Albanian city. A local dignitary seems to have considerable influence over the visitor, and uses this to avert invasion. The man becomes a local hero. But perhaps he is not all that he seems. By the winner of the 2005 International Booker Prize. Author of 'Broken April' and 'Elegy for Kosovo'. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 000988

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Título: The Fall of the Stone City

Editorial: Canongate, London, UK

Año de publicación: 2012

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: First Edition

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Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013.

In September 1943, German soldiers advance on the ancient gates of Gjirokastër, Albania. It is the first step in a carefully planned invasion. But once at the mouth of the city, the troops are taken aback by a surprising act of rebellion that leaves the citizens fearful of a bloody counter-attack.

Soon rumours circulate, in cafes, houses and alleyways, that the Nazi Colonel in command of the German Army was once a school acquaintance of a local dignitary, Doctor Gurameto. In the town square, Colonel von Schwabe greets his former classmate warmly; in return, Doctor Gurameto invites him to dinner. The very next day, the Colonel and his army disappear from the city.

The dinner at Gurameto's house changes the course of events in twentieth-century Europe. But as the citizens celebrate their hero, a conspiracy surfaces which leads some to place Gurameto - and the stone city - at the heart of a plot to undermine Socialism.

Enigmatic and compelling, The Fall of the Stone City displays Ismail Kadare at the height of his considerable powers.

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In September 1943, German soldiers advance on the ancient gates of Gjirokaster, Albania. It is the first step in a carefully planned invasion. But once at the mouth of the city, the troops are taken aback by a surprising act of rebellion that leaves the citizens fearful of a bloody counter-attack. Soon rumours circulate, in cafes, houses and alleyways, that the Nazi Colonel in command of the German Army was once a school acquaintance of a local dignitary, Doctor Gurameto. In the town square, Colonel von Schwabe greets his former classmate warmly; in return, Doctor Gurameto invites him to dinner. The very next day, the Colonel and his army disappear from the city. The dinner at Gurameto's house changes the course of events in twentieth-century Europe. But as the citizens celebrate their hero, a conspiracy surfaces which leads some to place Gurameto - and the stone city - at the heart of a plot to undermine Socialism. Enigmatic and compelling, The Fall of the Stone City displays Ismail Kadare at the height of his considerable powers.

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