Arthur & George

By Julian Barnes
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9781400097036, 445pp.)

Publication Date: January 9, 2007

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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.



About the Author
Julian Barnes is the author of nine novels, including Metroland, Flaubert's Parrot, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, England, England and Arthur and George, and two collections of short stories, Cross Channel and The Lemon Table.


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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