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An edition of Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall

hardback edition (2)
  • 4.31 ·
  • 16 Ratings
  • 134 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading
  • 25 Have read
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Fourth Estate
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English

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England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe oppose him. The quest for the petulant king's freedom destroys his advisor, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum and a deadlock.

Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a bully and a charmer, Cromwell has broken all the rules of a rigid society in his rise to power, and is prepared to break some more. Rising from the ashes of personal disaster — the loss of his young family and of Wolsey, his beloved patron — he picks his way deftly through a court where 'man is wolf to man'. Pitting himself against parliament, the political establishment and the papacy, he IS prepared to reshape England to his own and Henry's desires.

From one of our finest living writers, Wolf Hall is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding Itself with great passion and suffering and courage.
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Wolf Hall
2019, 4th Estate
Paperback in English - 2019 4th Estate edition (4)
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Wolf Hall
2015, Fourth Estate
Mass Market Paperback in English - Series tie-in; printing (1)
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Wolf Hall: a novel
2015-03, Picador
Paperback in English - First Picador movie tie-in edition.
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Wolf Hall
2012?, Fourth Estate
paperback in English - 2010 Fourth Estate edition (16)
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Wolf Hall
2012, Fourth Estate
Hardcover in English - hardback edition (2)
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Wolf Hall
2011, Harper Perennial
Paperback in English - Harper Perennial trade paperback edition (3)
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Wolf Hall
2009, John Morse / Henry Holt and Company
Paperback in English
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Wolf Hall
2009, John Macrae/Henry Holt and Company
Hardcover in English - 1st U.S. edition (5)
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Wolf Hall: a novel
2009, Henry Holt and Co.
Hardcover in English - First US Edition (5)
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Wolf Hall
2009, Fourth Estate
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London

Edition Notes

Originally published: 2009.

Copyright Date
2009

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823.92
Library of Congress
PR6063.A438 W65 2012, PR6063.A438

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xvii, 653p.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL29785124M
Internet Archive
wolfhall0000mant_r3r1
ISBN 10
0007509774
ISBN 13
9780007509775
OCLC/WorldCat
819521549
Google
2qw_MgEACAAJ
Goodreads
56107413

Work Description

Wolf Hall (2009) is a historical novel by English author Hilary Mantel, published by Fourth Estate, named after the Seymour family's seat of Wolfhall, or Wulfhall, in Wiltshire. Set in the period from 1500 to 1535, Wolf Hall is a sympathetic fictionalised biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII through to the death of Sir Thomas More. The novel won both the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2012, The Observer named it as one of "The 10 best historical novels".

The book is the first in a trilogy; the sequel Bring Up the Bodies was published in 2012. The last book in the trilogy is The Mirror and the Light (2020), which covers the last four years of Cromwell's life.

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