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Wolf Hall (Hardcover)

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  • Book Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Settings, Politics, Historical Fiction, Types of Characters
  • Language: english
  • Format: hardcover
  • Book Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes

Reviewer: Janet Maslin, (New York Times)

"[An] arch, elegant, richly detailed biographical novel....Ms. Mantel's velvet-gloved delivery of...devastating observations, her book's broad historical sweep and her counterintuitive choice to make Cromwell its primary focus...have helped make WOLF HALL a widely favored contender for this year's Man Booker Prize...

Reviewer: Christopher Tayler, (Guardian (London))

"WOLF HALL succeeds on its own terms and then some, both as a non-frothy historical novel and as a display of Mantel's extraordinary talent. Lyrically yet cleanly and tightly written, solidly imagined yet filled with spooky resonances, and very funny at times, it's not like much else in contemporary British fiction. A sequel is apparently in the works, and it's not the least of Mantel's achievements that the reader finishes this 650-page book wanting more."

Reviewer: Lucy Hughes-Hallett, (Telegraph (U.K.))

"[B]eautifully written and terrifying fiction....This is a splendidly ambitious book, ample enough to hold a crowd of people and to encompass historical events across all of Europe....I wait greedily for the sequel, but WOLF HALL is already a feast."

Reviewer: Vanora Bennett, (Times (London))

"[A]s soon as I opened the book I was gripped. I read it almost non-stop. When I did have to put it down, I was full of regret the story was over, a regret I still feel. This is a wonderful and intelligently imagined retelling of a familiar tale from an unfamiliar angle--one that makes the drama unfolding nearly five centuries ago look new again, and shocking again, too."

"Mantel captures the atmosphere of the times and brings to life the important players..."