Falken

Roman

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832186964

Category: Fiction

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»Sieh meinen Sohn Thomas böse an, und er sticht dir ein Auge aus. Stell ihm ein Bein, und er schneidet es dir ab«, sagt sein Vater über den jungen Cromwell. 35 Jahre später hat Thomas Cromwell die bescheidenen Verhältnisse des Elternhauses hinter sich gelassen. Sein Aufstieg am Hofe von Henry VIII verläuft parallel mit dem von Anne Boleyn, Henrys zweiter Frau, deretwegen dieser mit Rom gebrochen und eine eigene Kirche gegründet hat. Doch Henrys Verhalten hat England ins Abseits manövriert, und Anne konnte ihm keinen Thronfolger gebären. In Wolf Hall verliebt sich der König in die stille Jane Seymour. Cromwell begreift, was auf dem Spiel steht: das Wohl der gesamten Nation. Im Versuch, die erotischen Fallstricke und das Gespinst der Intrigen zu entwirren, muss er eine »Wahrheit« ans Licht bringen, die Henry befriedigen und seine eigene Karriere sichern wird. Doch weder Minister noch König gehen unbeschadet aus dem blutigen Drama um Annes letzte Tage hervor. ›Falken‹ ist die kühne Vision einer Tudor-Gesellschaft, deren Schatten bis in unsere Zeit reicht. Und es ist das Werk einer großen Autorin auf der Höhe ihres Könnens.

Wolf Hall

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: HarperPerennial

ISBN: 9781554687787

Category: Biographical fiction

Page: 653

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England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe oppose him. The quest for the king's freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum and a deadlock. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. The son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a bully and a charmer, Cromwell has broken all the rules of a rigid society in his rise to power, and is preparing to break some more. Rising from personal disaster - the loss of his young family and of Wolsey, his beloved patron - he picks his way deftly through a court where -man is wolf to man.' Pitting himself against parliament, the political establishment and the papacy, he is prepared to reshape England to his own and Henry's desires. In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, Wolf Hall re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.


Wölfe

Roman

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832185399

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

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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. »Hieb- und stichfest ausgedacht und doch voll schauriger Anklänge, stellenweise auch sehr witzig – sobald der Leser dieses 780-Seiten-Buch fertig gelesen hat, will er mehr.« The Guardian

Die Ermordung Margaret Thatchers

Erzählungen

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832188185

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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Meisterliche Erzählungen von Englands größter Schriftstellerin Ein Unfall mit tödlichem Ausgang. Ein geheimnisvolles Satzzeichen. Ein aufdringlicher Besucher. Ein plötzlicher Herzstillstand. Es sind die unterschiedlichsten Dinge und Ereignisse, die Hilary Mantels Figuren aus der Lebensbahn werfen – mal für kurze Zeit, mal für immer. Gemein ist ihnen, dass sie tief ins Fleisch des Daseins schneiden. Mit einem untrüglichen Gespür für die Balance zwischen subtiler Andeutung und zielsicher gesetzten Schockeffekten entlarvt »die größte englische Schriftstellerin« (so die Jury des Booker-Preises) die Abgründe, über denen das Leben wie ein dünner Teppich liegt. Diese hintersinnigen, pointiert und mit lakonischem Humor erzählten Storys sind der Beweis, dass die Großmeisterin des üppigen historischen Romans in der kurzen Form – und im Hier und Jetzt – nicht weniger heimisch ist. Mit einer bisher unveröffentlichten Erzählung

The Seymours of Wolf Hall

A Tudor Family Story

Author: David Loades

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144563516X

Category: History

Page: 296

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Although the Seymours arrived with the Normans, it is with Jane, Henry VIII's third queen, and her brothers - Edward, Duke of Somerset, and Thomas, Lord Seymour of Sudeley - that they became prominent. Jane bore Henry his longed-for son, Edward VI, and both her brothers achieved prominence through her. Her brother Edward was central to Henry's activities in Scotland and became Lord Protector for the young king, his nephew, a hugely powerful position. Thomas married Henry's sixth wife, Catherine Parr, and after her death in 1548 aimed to marry Princess Elizabeth (the future Elizabeth I), with whom he had flirted when she was in Catherine's care, and for this he was executed for high treason. Edward fell foul of his fellow councillors and was also executed. Edward's son was restored to the title of Lord Hertford by Elizabeth I, but was sent to the Tower when it emerged that he had secretly married Jane Grey's sister, Catherine, who was Elizabeth's protestant heir. Both her marriage and pregnancy were an affront to the queen. This is the epic rise and fall of the family at the heart of the Tudor court and of Henry VIII's own heart; he described Jane as 'my first true wife' and left express orders to be buried next to her tomb at Windsor Castle. The family seat of Wolfhall or 'Wolf Hall' in Wiltshire is long gone, but it lives on as an icon of the Tudor age.


Wolf Hall: As Seen on PBS Masterpiece

A Novel

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250077591

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Winners of the Man Booker Prize and hugely successful stage plays in London's West End and on Broadway, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies bring history to life for a whole new audience having now been adapted into a six-part television series by the BBC and PBS Masterpiece. England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, master of deadly intrigue, and implacable in his ambition.

Wolf Hall: A Novel by Hilary Mantel (Trivia-On-Books)

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Trivia-on-Book: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Thomas Cromwell was born to Walter Cromwell, a blacksmith from Putney. At the age of fifteen, Cromwell decided to leave the abusive hold of his father and free himself from tyranny by journeying to Europe. When he returned to England, he became a lawyer, then assistant to the Lord Chancellor at the time, Cardinal Wolsey. Once Wolsey fell from grace and died, Cromwell gradually rose through the ranks to become the chief minister of King Henry VIII. Wolf Hall explores the Tudor court from Cromwell’s point of view, keeping as close to history as possible in this work of fiction. Wolf Hall was very well received and won a number of awards, including the prestigious Man Booker Award in 2009 and the National Book Critics Circle Award. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Thomas Cromwell

Author: J Patrick Coby

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445614243

Category: History

Page: 288

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The extraordinary life of Thomas Cromwell and the real story of 'Wolf Hall'. Thomas Cromwell, chief architect of the English Reformation served as chief minister of Henry VIII from 1531 to 1540, the most tumultuous period in Henry's thirty-seven-year reign.


Der riesige O'Brien

Roman

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832187685

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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Man schreibt das Jahr 1782, und Charles O’Brien flüchtet vor dem Hunger aus Irland nach London. O’Brien ist nicht nur von außerordentlich großer Gestalt, er ist auch ein Barde, ein Mann der Balladen und Geschichten, der von den alten Mythen erzählt, von Königen und Feen. In London, so verspricht ihm sein Freund und Impresario Joe, wird er eine Sensation sein. Als »der riesige O’Brien« lässt er sich von den sensationslüsternen Massen begaffen. Unter den Schaulustigen ist aber auch ein Mann, dessen scharfer Blick O’Brien Angst einjagt – es ist John Hunter, Anatom und Sezierer, berühmt für seine Experimente und fieberhaft auf der Suche nach dem Geheimnis des Lebens. Als O’Brien eines Tages entdeckt, dass er erneut zu wachsen bginnt, weiß er, dass er nicht mehr lange zu leben hat. Und wieder erscheint Hunter.

Wolf Hall & Bring Up The Bodies: Two-Book Edition

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007511019

Category: Fiction

Page: 857

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A two-ebook edition of the greatest literary sensation of recent times. Now the inspiration for a major BBC series, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and directed by Peter Kosminsky.

Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies

Two-Book Edition

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443422827

Category: Fiction

Page: 965

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A two-ebook edition of Hilary Mantel’s bestselling novels: Wolf Hall, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009, and Bring Up the Bodies, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012. Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the first two instalments in Hilary Mantel’s Tudor trilogy, have gathered readers and praise in equal and enormous measure. They have been credited with elevating historical fiction to new heights and animating a period of history many thought too well known to be made fresh. Through the eyes and ears of Thomas Cromwell, the books’ narrative prism, we are shown Tudor England, the court of King Henry VIII. 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. In Wolf Hall we witness Cromwell’s rise, beginning as clerk to Cardinal Wolsey, Henry’s chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. He is soon to become his successor. By 1535, when the action of Bring Up the Bodies begins, Cromwell is Chief Minister to Henry, his fortunes having risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife. Anne’s days, though, are marked. Cromwell watches as the king falls in love with silent, plain Jane Seymour, sensing what Henry’s affection will mean for his queen, for England, and for himself.

Summary of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel: Conversation Starters

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Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781388849719

Category: Education

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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel: Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Bring Up the Bodies: The Conclusion to PBS Masterpiece's Wolf Hall

A Novel

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250077613

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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"One of the greatest achievements of modern literature."—Man Booker Prize Committee Winners of the Man Booker Prize and hugely successful stage plays in London's West End and on Broadway, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies bring history to life for a whole new audience having now been adapted into a six-part television series by the BBC and PBS Masterpiece. Bring Up the Bodies unlocks the darkly glittering court of Henry VIII, where Thomas Cromwell is now chief minister. Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn and has fixed his eye on the demure Jane Seymour. Anne has failed to give England an heir and rumors of her infidelity creep through the court. Over a few terrifying weeks, to dislodge her from her throne, Cromwell ensnares Anne in a web of conspiracy—acting to save his life, serve his king and secure his position. But from the bloody theater of the queen's final days, no one will emerge unscathed.

Jeder Tag ist Muttertag

Roman

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189033

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Längst haben es die Nachbarn aufgegeben, mit Evelyn und Muriel Axon Kontakt zu pflegen. Das ist Evelyn, die früher gelegentlich als Medium arbeitete und sich von Geistern verfolgt fühlt, nur recht. Zusammen mit ihrer Tochter verbarrikadiert sie sich in ihrem Haus, das mehr und mehr verfällt. Mit den Sozialarbeitern, die ihre geistig behinderte Tochter fördern wollen, wird sie schnell fertig. Aber wie soll sie mit Muriels Schwangerschaft und dem Kind, wenn es denn mal da ist, umgehen? Isabel Field ist als neue Sozialarbeiterin davon überzeugt, den Widerstand der Axon-Damen zu brechen. Sie ist ähnlich verbissen und starrköpfig wie Evelyn. Und hat ebenso viele Probleme: einen sexuell sehr aktiven Vater, der seine Eroberungen in den Waschsalons der Kleinstadt macht, und einen schwärmerischen, aber angstgetriebenen Liebhaber, Colin Sidney, der Abendklassen besucht, um seiner dominanten Frau zu entkommen. Wäre da noch Muriel. Sie scheint ganz offensichtlich ein eigenes Leben zu haben, von dem weder ihre Mutter noch die Sozialarbeiter etwas ahnen. Und man fragt sich, ob Muriel wirklich so behindert ist, wie alle glauben.