Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 427 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm
Edition: Main - Canons Edition Re-Issue
Probably the greatest novel of the century . . . it marked the beginning of a new era -- James Campbell * * Observer * *
It was time Scotland produced a shattering work of fiction in the modern idiom. This is it . . . [Gray is] the best Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott -- Anthony Burgess
When dawn comes up and retires in dismay, we find ourselves in the presence of an overpowering surreal imagination. A saga of a city where reality is about as reliable as a Salvador Dali watch -- Brian Aldiss
A quite extraordinary achievement, the most remarkable thing in Scottish fiction for a very long time. It has changed the landscape -- Allan Massie * * The Scotsman * *
Undoubtedly the best work of fiction written by a Scottish author for decades * * Time Out * *
Remarkable. . . Lanark is a work of loving and vivid imagination, yielding copious riches -- William Boyd * * Times Literary Supplement * *
From a lesser writer, stygian darkness and baroque structure might see off a mass audience and reduce a book to cult status. In Gray's hands, the simple, direct prose found him a wide readership. * * The Times * *
A phantasmagorical mixture of realism and fantasy * * The List * *
In some ways it's even more relevant today. It's such an elaborate work of both fantasy and political satire, a sort of Gulliver's Travels for 20th Century Scotland * * Scotland on Sunday * *
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