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Wolf Hall

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009
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Hilary Mantel
492 g
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England, in den 1520er Jahren: Heinrich der Achte regiert, aber hat keinen Erben. Der König liegt wegen seiner Scheidung zudem im Clinch mit dem Papst. In dieser Atmosphäre des Misstrauens steigt Thomas Cromwell zum höchsten Berater des Königs auf. Als politisches Genie, Bestecher, Schmeichler, Tyrann und geschickter sowie todbringender Manipulator geht er mit seinem Reformprogramm seinen politischen Interessen und seinen Ambitionen nach ...Ein großartiger historischer Roman, der die Überschneidungen von individueller Psychologie und der großen Politik im England der Tudors untersucht.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the the Orange Prize Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award `Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good' Daily Mail `Our most brilliant English writer' Guardian
'Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning,' says Thomas More, 'and when you come back that night he'll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks' tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money.'England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor.Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic assions and murderous rages.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.