Arthur & George
Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011. Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a... show more
Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011. Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events that made sensational headlines at the time as The Great Wyrley Outrages. With vivid imagination, Julian Barnes brings this long forgotten case to life, and explores the inner workings of these two very different men.
Publish date: August 4th 2011
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
This was overall not very fascinating. It felt immensly drawn out, so that even the brilliant language couldn't salvage any kind of tension. The first third had tension - and suspense. But it went down the drain over the many, many pages. The many stories within the story, the many characterizatio...
In a blend of history and fiction, Arthur Conan Doyle and George end up being involved in each other's lives through George's wrongful conviction for animal mutilation. This brings about the court of criminal appeal. Interesting but someties a bit overdone.
Pretty great book, interesting introduction into the lives of Arthur & George (as the title might suggest it to be). I liked the juxtaposition between the characters and upbringings of the two men, and I also like how I only realised 'Arthur' was Arthur Conan Doyle, a well-known author who actually ...
Well-written, feel good novel about a classic author and a misunderstood loner, taken into the world of late-victorian coming of age/courtroom drama/mystery. Is it just me, or are recent books taking on as many hats as they possibly can afford? I have to compare this one to Dan Simmons's Drood in ...
This was one good book and it has officially made me a fan of mr Julian Barnes. I had read "Cafe au lait" before this, and it didn't impress me that much, but "Arthur & George" is a completely different story. For a start, it's clear that an impressive amount of work has been put in order to write t...