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Dream of Scipio - by Iain Pears (Paperback)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 416

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Historical

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: General

Author: Iain Pears

Language: English

Street Date: June 3, 2003
TCIN: 53743646
UPC: 9781573229869
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-3769

Description

"A thrilling journey through history, into the human heart and soul."—Washington Post

"Braiding together parallel plots of romance and political intrigue set in Provence during three dark eras, The Dream of Scipio is a murder mystery on the grandest scale...[Pears] invests his complex story with piquancy, irony, and humor. Their is much to ponder here, from Neoplatonic philosophy to anti-Semitism to public duty...Eye-opening."—People

"A multilayered tale of moral choice, love, danger and loss."—The New York Times Book Review

"An adventure and achievement to match An Instance of the Fingerpost."—San Francisco Chronicle

"A dazzling triptych of love and ideas...Pears leaves us with a dream, not only of destruction, but of immense and unexpected heroism."—Boston Globe

"[An] ambitious, heartfelt, and thought-provoking book, one that should find a home in the heart of every thinking reader."—Portland Oregonian

"This is a dream that will stay with the reader for a long, long time."—Montreal Gazette

"A novel for our time about all time. Wildly entertaining."—The Christian Science Monitor

"Complex, surprising and thought-provoking, a dream of a novel in more senses than one."—Wall Street Journal

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