Arthur & George

By Julian Barnes
(Vintage, Paperback, 9781400097036, 464pp.)

Publication Date: January 9, 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Compact Disc, Paperback, Paperback

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Description

As boys, George, the son of a Midlands vicar, and Arthur, living in shabby genteel Edinburgh, find themselves in a vast and complex world at the heart of the British Empire. Years later—one struggling with his identity in a world hostile to his ancestry, the other creating the world’s most famous detective while in love with a woman who is not his wife–their fates become inextricably connected.

In Arthur & George, Julian Barnes explores the grand tapestry of late-Victorian Britain to create his most intriguing and engrossing novel yet.




Praise For Arthur & George

“Extraordinary.... First rate.... A cracking good yarn.”
The New York Times Book Review

“An absorbing fictional re-creation of a real-life detective story. . . . A finely evocative historical novel as well as a morally and psychologically astute glimpse into the worlds of two men.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Masterly throughout. . . . The author keeps the reader on edge.”
The Washington Post Book World

“Deeply satisfying. . . . From the first chapter, Barnes has us in his thrall.” –San Francisco Chronicle

“A page-turner.... Arthur & George is by far Mr. Barnes's most pressurized novel to date.” –The Wall Street Journal

“Utterly absorbing, beautifully crafted.... Rich and immensely readable.... A stream of flawless, driving sentences.... A great novel.” –O, The Oprah Magazine

“A marvelous book.” –Entertainment Weekly, “A”

“His most engrossing novel ever.” –Jay McInerney, The New York Observer

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