Farrell, J G - The Siege Of Krishnapur - ( Item 127688 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2008. First Thus. Near Fine Hardback. Spine has a slight lean. No inscriptions or bookplates. Very Good+ slipcase. Some marks to panels of slipcase. Introduced by Hilary Mantel. Bound in cloth, blocked with a design by Francis Mosley who provides frontispiece and 8 full–page colour illustrations. 'Sparkling and serious, eloquent and engaging, this story of beleagured Britons during the Indian Mutiny is a tour de force of comic invention, as well as one of the most convincing historical novels ever written.' Farrell opens a window onto such diverse subjects as the Victorian belief in progress, the passionate theological controversies of the time and the squabbles between doctors attempting to unravel the mystery of cholera. His satirical wit impales his characters with the deftest of touches, and yet it is hard not to retain some admiration for their lost certainties and bravery. As Hilary Mantel writes in her introduction, it is 'one of a handful of great historical novels which, while truly cogent about and grounded in the time and place... are totally satisfying as works of fiction'.
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