Publish date: February 4th 1993
Pages no: 630
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
Series: Sacred Hunger (#1)
bookshelves: booker-winner, historical-fiction, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, slaves, seven-seas, summer-2012, published-1992, epistolatory-diary-blog, sciences, norfolk, plague-disease, medical-eew, african-continent, afr-sierra-leone Read from August 14 to 18, 2012 Dedication: To John, Madelei...
This book is about England and her role in the slave trade. It is also about how men and women thought in the mid-1700s, how they viewed justice and freedom and success, and those of the opposite sex. In its accurate depiction of these times, it is an excellent work of historical fiction. Here follo...
Dedication: To John, Madeleine and Felix Reiss. With love.Front quote: Some safer world in depths of woods embrac'dSome happier island in the watry waste... Alexander PopeA special thanks:I should like to thank the British Council for the grant of a six-month Viking Scholarship to Sweden and the sta...
In terms of renown, this book seems to have been eclipsed by [b:The English Patient|11713|The English Patient|Michael Ondaatje|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320527907s/11713.jpg|3009869], which co-won the Booker Prize in 1992. Although I do love Ondaatje, "Sacred Hunger" is superior to that title in...