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Earthly Powers (Paperback)

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Paperback 656 Pages / Published: 06/05/2004
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Kenneth Toomey is an eminent novelist of dubious talent; Don Carlo Campanati is a man of God, a shrewd manipulator who rises through the Vatican to become the architect of church revolution and a candidate for sainthood. These two men are linked not only by family ties but by a common understanding of mankind's frailties. In this epic masterpiece, Anthony Burgess plumbs the depths of the essence of power and the lengths men will go for it.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099468646
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 447 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 40 mm


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"Crowded, crammed, bursting with manic erudition, garlicky puns, omnilingual jokes... which meshes the real and personalised history of the twentieth century" -- Martin Amis
"Burgess is the great postmodern storehouse of British writing-an important experimentalist; an encyclopaedic amasser, but also a maker of form; a playful comic, with a dark gloom" -- Malcolm Bradbury
"Enormous imagination and vitality - a huge book in every way" * Sunday Times *
"A hellfire tract thrown down by a novelist at the peak of his powers" * The Times *
"In all ways, a remarkable book" -- Paul Theroux

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