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The Dream of Scipio - Iain Pears
The Dream of Scipio
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In The Dream of Scipio, "Pears's finest book yet" (The Boston Globe), the acclaimed author of An Instance of the Fingerpost intertwines three intellectual mysteries, three love stories—and three of the darkest moments in human history. United by a classical text called "The Dream of Scipio,"... show more
In The Dream of Scipio, "Pears's finest book yet" (The Boston Globe), the acclaimed author of An Instance of the Fingerpost intertwines three intellectual mysteries, three love stories&#151and three of the darkest moments in human history. United by a classical text called "The Dream of Scipio," three men struggle to find refuge for their hearts and minds from the madness that surrounds them...in the final days of the Roman Empire, in the grim years of the Black Death, and in the direst hours of World War II.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781573229869 (1573229865)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears
bookshelves: archaeology, ancient-history, books-about-books-and-book-shops, conflagration, france, historical-fiction, medieval5c-16c, one-penny-wonder, philosophy, plague-disease, published-2002, teh-brillianz, wwii, war, time-slip, spring-2010, mystery-thriller, italy, art-forms Read from April...
All the Time in the World
All the Time in the World rated it
0.0 The Dream of Scipio
I'm sure this is Important and full of Deep Thoughts, but it was so damn boring I couldn't finish. I really liked An Instance of the Fingerpost, but this one lost me
the reader of books
the reader of books rated it
4.0 The Dream of Scipio
A few items of note: Manlius, ugh. I hated everything about this section, starting off with the name MANLIUS, and it took every ounce of concentration to get through this whole story line. I understand it is important and integral to the story and whatever but whenever I read anything with people ta...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
3.0
The Book Report: Pears explores well-trodden ground here...what is love, how does love cause us to act outside our own best interests, what does loyalty mean in the end, what relationship does the world have to the divine...through the lives and acts of three men widely separated in time, though uni...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Okay - here we go...at last...yumski!Julien Barneuve died at 3.28 on the afternoon of 18 August 1943.Note to self - contrast Sophia's tale of those that sit on the fence with Julien's predicament with Marcel(p 204) with Dante's first circleWhat a 'gulp' moment when Julia discovers Pisano's art (p 26...
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