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The long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy.
A Guardian Book of the Year • A Times Book of the Year • A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year • A Sunday Times Book of the Year • A New Statesman Book of the Year • A Spectator Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020
Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020
‘Mantel has taken us to the dark heart of history…and what a show’ The Times
‘If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?’
England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from Putney emerges from the spring’s bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, Jane Seymour.
Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry’s regime to breaking point, Cromwell’s robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him?
With The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man’s vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.
Sunday Times Bestseller (08/03/2020)
Dans la lignée des Tudor, le premier roman événement d'une trilogie qui a enflammé l'Europe et Les Etats-Unis. Les fans de roman historique vont hurler de plaisir !
Angleterre, 1520. Règne des Tudors. Le roi Henri VIII n'a pas de fils pour lui succéder. Situation préoccupante qui pourrait entrainer le pays sur le chemin de la guerre civile. Aussi décide-t-il de divorcer de Catherine d'Aragon, avec qui il est marié depuis plus de 20 ans pour épouser Anne Boleyn, dont il est tombé amoureux. Son conseiller, le cardinal Wolsey échouant à obtenir l'accord du pape, un jeune homme plein de fougue et de ressources va peu à peu entrer dans les bonnes grâces du roi et l'aider à vaincre l'opposition. Son nom : Thomas Cromwell. Ambitieux, idéaliste et opportuniste à la fois, fin politicien et manipulateur né, celui-ci est au début d'une carrière qui va modifier profondément et durablement le visage du royaume.
Avec Dans l'ombre des Tudors, vainqueur du Booker Prize et salué dans le monde entier par une critique unanime, Hilary Mantel nous propose un fabuleux voyage au cœur d'une société en plein bouleversement. Prenant pour sujet l'une de ces périodes clés de notre civilisation où l'histoire, la politique, les passions et les destinées individuelles se confondent, elle nous livre un portrait sans précédent de la maison Tudor.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012
Winner of the 2012 Costa Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction
‘Simply exceptional…I envy anyone who hasn’t yet read it’ Daily Mail
‘A gripping story of tumbling fury and terror’ Independent on Sunday
With this historic win for Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author and the first woman to be awarded two Man Booker Prizes.
By 1535 Thomas Cromwell is Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes having risen with those of Anne Boleyn, the king’s new wife. But Anne has failed to give the king an heir, and Cromwell watches as Henry falls for plain Jane Seymour. Cromwell must find a solution that will satisfy Henry, safeguard the nation and secure his own career. But neither minister nor king will emerge unscathed from the bloody theatre of Anne’s final days.
An astounding literary accomplishment, Bring Up the Bodies is the story of this most terrifying moment of history, by one of our greatest living novelists.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize
Shortlisted for the the Orange Prize
Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award
`Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good' Daily Mail
‘Our most brilliant English writer’ Guardian
England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor.
Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.
From one of our finest living writers, Wolf Hall is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion and suffering and courage.
From the double Man Booker prize-winning author of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror & the Light comes an extraordinary work of historical imagination – this is Hilary Mantel’s epic novel of the French Revolution.
Georges-Jacques Danton: zealous, energetic and debt-ridden. Maximilien Robespierre: small, diligent and terrified of violence. And Camille Desmoulins: a genius of rhetoric, charming and handsome, yet also erratic and untrustworthy. As these young men, key figures of the French Revolution, taste the addictive delights of power, the darker side of the period’s political ideals is unleashed – and all must face the horror that follows.
From the double Man Booker prize-winning author of ‘Wolf Hall’, and ’Bring Up the Bodies’ this is an epic yet subtle family saga about broken trusts and buried secrets.
Ralph and Anna Eldred live in the big Red House in Norfolk, raising their four children and devoting their lives to charity. The constant flood of ‘good souls and sad cases’, children plucked from the squalor of the East London streets for a breath of fresh countryside air, hides the growing crises in their own family, the disillusionment of their children, the fissures in their marriage. Memories of their time as missionaries in South Africa and Botswana, of the terrible African tragedies that have shaped the rest of their lives, refuse to be put to rest and threaten to destroy the fragile peace they have built for themselves and their children.
This is a breathtakingly intelligent novel that asks the most difficult questions. Is there anything one can never forgive? Is tragedy ever deserved? Can you ever escape your own past? A literary family saga written with the skill and subtlety of a true master, this is Hilary Mantel at her best.
England im Jahr 1520: Das Königreich ist nur einen Pulsschlag von der Katastrophe entfernt. Sollte der König ohne männlichen Erben sterben, würde das Land durch einen Bürgerkrieg verwüstet. Henry VIII. möchte seine Ehe annullieren lassen und Anne Boleyn heiraten. Der Papst und ganz Europa sind dagegen. Die Scheidungsabsichten des Königs schaffen ein Machtvakuum, in das Thomas Cromwell tritt: Die Werkzeuge dieses politischen Genies sind Bestechung, Einschüchterung und Charme. Aus der Asche persönlichen Unglücks steigt er auf und bahnt sich seinen Weg durch die Fallstricke des Hofes, an dem »der Mensch des Menschen Wolf« ist. Hilary Mantel hat mit ›Wölfe‹ etwas sehr Rares geschaffen: einen wahrhaft großen Roman, der seinem historischen Gewand zum Trotz höchst zeitgemäß ist. Auf einzigartige Weise erforscht er die Choreografie der Macht.
"As we all eagerly await the third volume of Hilary Mantel’s magnificent saga, I’m delighted that readers have voted the first, Wolf Hall, as their favourite historical novel of all time. The Walter Scott Prize launched the poll to find the nation’s favourite historical novel to celebrate its ten year anniversary, so it’s a double celebration that the poll has been won by Wolf Hall, the Prize’s very first winner.
Our poll has reminded us all of the riches produced by writers of historical fiction over the centuries, from the works of Walter Scott himself, to milestone books by Rosemary Sutcliff and Dorothy Dunnett, right up to the present day with authors such as Sebastian Barry, Eleanor Catton and Sarah Waters gracing the list of nominations. And what a wonderful coincidence that the top three books in our poll are by women."
Duchess of Buccleugh, Walter Scott-Prize Co-Founder und Jurymitglied
Following ‘A Change in Climate’, this brilliant novel from the double Man Booker prize-winning author of ‘Wolf Hall’ is a coming-of-age tale set in Seventies London.
It is London, 1970. Carmel McBain, in her first term at university, has cut free of her childhood roots in the north. Among the gossiping, flirtatious girls of Tonbridge Hall, she begins her experiments in life and love. But the year turns. The mini-skirt falls out of style and an era of concealment begins. Carmel’s world darkens, and tragedy waits in the wings.
Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles’ exhilerating stage adaptation of The Mirror and the Light, one of 2021’s must-see theatrical events, and the long awaited conclusion to the Oliver Award-winning Wolf Hall Trilogy.
England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn’s fate has been sealed by a hired French executioner. it now befalls Jane Seymour to deliver King Henry VIII the healthy heir he craves. Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith’s son from the gutters of Putney, has knocked down everyone in his path: established at the right hand of the king, he is now the second most powerful man in England. But what will you do, an astute witness asks, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him?
Hilary Mantel’s twice Booker Prize-winning trilogy is the outstanding literary achievement of recent times. Following Oliver and Tony Award-winning productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, hailed as a landmark and must-see theatrical event on both sides of the Atlantic, Mantel and Ben Miles have adapted the trilogy’s exhilarating conclusion, The Mirror and the Light, for the stage. It opened in London’s West End in September 2021, directed by Jeremy Herring, co-produced by Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and with Miles returning to the role of Cromwell.
This volume contains the text of the play and an introduction by Hilary Mantel on each of the principal characters – and their fates, offering a unique insight into her trilogy and an invaluable resource to any theatre companies wishing to stage the play.
A new story from Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall and The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher and twice winner of the Man Booker Prize.
This story is also available in the paperback and eBook edition of The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.
‘Lastly,’ Mr Maddox said, ‘and to conclude our tour, we come to a very special part of the house.’ He paused, to impress on her that she was going to have a treat. ‘Perhaps, Miss Marcella, it may be that in your last situation, the house did not have a panic room?’
‘The School of English’ invites us behind the stucco façade of a Notting Hill mansion where fear and cruelty grip a household.
Vincitore Man Booker Prize 2009
Il miglior libro del XXI secolo secondo «The Guardian»
Thomas Cromwell era il figlio di un fabbro di Putney. Un uomo capace di redigere un contratto e addestrare un falco, di disegnare una mappa e sedare una rissa, di arredare una casa e corrompere una giuria. Architetto machiavellico del regno di Enrico viii e artefice dei destini della dinastia dei Tudor, il protagonista del pluripremiato romanzo di Hilary Mantel emerge qui in tutta la sua contraddittoria umanità. Cromwell venuto dal nulla, dedito ai mestieri più disparati – mercenario in Francia, banchiere a Firenze, commerciante di tessuti ad Anversa – in virtù delle sole doti intellettuali; Cromwell, di cui il re si servirà per ottenere il divorzio da Caterina d’Aragona e sposare Anna Bolena, dando così un nuovo corso alla storia della Chiesa inglese. Hilary Mantel ci dà un ritratto dell’Inghilterra dei Tudor nel quale il fascino di un’epoca lontana conosce uno splendore rinnovato che, pur senza tradire la cronaca degli eventi, nulla ha in comune con la polverosa distanza di una remota pagina di storia: perché in Wolf Hall riusciamo a sentire l’odore acre della lana impregnata dalla pioggia e della terra sotto i piedi, il rilievo delle ossa sotto la pelle, il solco lasciato dai carri nel fango, il fruscio dei topi nei materassi. La pregnanza della scrittura di un’autrice già celeberrima in patria, che dà ora voce e sostanza al suo capolavoro, dilaga in una decodifica ironica e precisa della corte inglese: fino a mostrarne l’ossatura segreta, a ribaltarne le prospettive e il canone. E a regalarci un affresco storico straordinario.
«Mantel scrive bene e non ha ritenuto opportuno dimenticarsene. Potrei dire che addirittura ha uno stile. È una scrittrice, ecco, non solo una narratrice. E infine, ha lavorato su un patrimonio di erudizione sterminato, ma non sta a ricordartelo in continuazione. Thank you, Madam».
«Hilary Mantel non scrive romanzi storici. Prende un periodo storico, lo attraversa per anni studiando ogni documento possibile, ne studia i personaggi e poi racconta la loro storia come se fosse un testimone del loro tempo, trasformandoli in persone vere. Meravigliosa scrittrice… trascinante, poetica, crudele, stordente».
«Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Hilary Mantel. Sappiamo chi sono le prime due, potrebbe essere il momento di conoscere meglio la terza donna più importante della letteratura inglese».
Enrico Franceschini, «la Repubblica»
A brilliant – and rather transgressive – collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror & the Light.
Including a new story ‘The School of English’.
Hilary Mantel is one of Britain’s most accomplished and acclaimed writers. In these ten bracingly subversive tales, all her gifts of characterisation and observation are fully engaged, summoning forth the horrors so often concealed behind everyday façades. Childhood cruelty is played out behind the bushes in ‘Comma’; nurses clash in ‘Harley Street’ over something more than professional differences; and in the title story, staying in for the plumber turns into an ambiguous and potentially deadly waiting game.
Whether set in a claustrophobic Saudi Arabian flat or on a precarious mountain road in Greece, these stories share an insight into the darkest recesses of the spirit. Displaying all of Mantel’s unmistakable style and wit, they reveal a great writer at the peak of her powers.