History of the World in 10 Chapters

Offers an unofficial account of Noah's Ark and his Voyage, which explains about how the human race has subsequently developed.

A stowaway aboard Noah's Ark gives us his account of the Voyage - a surprising, subversive one, quite unlike the official version - which explains a lot about how the human race has subsequently developed. A guest lecturer on a cruise ship in the Aegean has his work interrupted by a group of mysterious visitors who place him in a cruel dilemma. An ecclesiastical court in medieval France hears a bizarre case ...Barnes creates a kaleidoscope of narrative voices - from fiction and fact, painting and snatches of autobiography - that comes slowly and compellingly into focus.'You will want to read it again and again, and why not? There's nothing around to touch it' - Anne Smith, Literary Review. 'There is more moral and intellectual fodder, and more jokes, here than you will read in a month of Sundays ...storytelling and teaching which captivate, liberate, and above all, enchant' - Financial Times. 'Funny, ironic, erudite, surprising, and not afraid to take a dive overboard into the depths of sorrow and loss. My novel of the year' - Nadine Gordimer.

Review:

Opening with the story of Noah's Ark, as told by a stowaway woodworm, this exhilarating novel covers a huge amount of ground, from terrorism on a cruise ship in the Aegean and filming in the Amazonian jungle to the Moon landings. (Kirkus UK)
Author:
Julian Barnes
Format:
Paperback

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Offers an unofficial account of Noah's Ark and his Voyage, which explains about how the human race has subsequently developed.

A stowaway aboard Noah's Ark gives us his account of the Voyage - a surprising, subversive one, quite unlike the official version - which explains a lot about how the human race has subsequently developed. A guest lecturer on a cruise ship in the Aegean has his work interrupted by a group of mysterious visitors who place him in a cruel dilemma. An ecclesiastical court in medieval France hears a bizarre case ...Barnes creates a kaleidoscope of narrative voices - from fiction and fact, painting and snatches of autobiography - that comes slowly and compellingly into focus.'You will want to read it again and again, and why not? There's nothing around to touch it' - Anne Smith, Literary Review. 'There is more moral and intellectual fodder, and more jokes, here than you will read in a month of Sundays ...storytelling and teaching which captivate, liberate, and above all, enchant' - Financial Times. 'Funny, ironic, erudite, surprising, and not afraid to take a dive overboard into the depths of sorrow and loss. My novel of the year' - Nadine Gordimer.

Review:

Opening with the story of Noah's Ark, as told by a stowaway woodworm, this exhilarating novel covers a huge amount of ground, from terrorism on a cruise ship in the Aegean and filming in the Amazonian jungle to the Moon landings. (Kirkus UK)

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Author:
Julian Barnes
Publisher:
Picador
ISBN:
9780330313995
Series Title:
Picador Books
Pages:
309
Width (mm):
130
Length (mm):
197
Weight (g):
239

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