The Dream Of Scipio

Author: Iain Pears
Publisher: Vintage
Category: Contemporary Fiction, Sagas
Book Format: Paperback

THE DREAM OF SCIPIO, lain Pears' first mainstream novel since AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST, is a work of astonishing ambition that appeals equally to the head and heart. It is set in Provence at three different critical moments of Western Civilisation - the collapse of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, the Black Death in the fourteenth, and the Second World War in the twentieth - and follows the fortunes of three men, Manlius Hippomenes, a Gallic aristocrat obsessed with the preservation of Roman civilisation, Guilaume Noyen, a poet, and Julien Barneuve, an intellectual who joins the Vichy government.The story of each man is woven through the narrative, linked by the classical text that gives the book its title, and by each man's love for an extraordinary woman. Dense, dark, erudite and yet, like The Instance of the Fingerpost, utterly compelling, THE DREAM OF SCIPIO confirms lain Pears as one of Britain's most imaginative novelists.

About Iain Pears
Iain Pears was born in Coventry in 1955. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he has worked as a journalist, an art historian and a television consultant. He is the author of several highly praised detective novels, a book of art history, countless articles on artistic, financial and historical subjects, An Instance of the Fingerpost and Stone's Fall.

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SKU BK-9780099284581
Barcode # 9780099284581
Brand Vintage
Artist / Author Iain Pears
Shipping Weight 0.2600kg
Shipping Width 12.900m
Shipping Height 2.500m
Shipping Length 19.800m

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