Night Train To Lisbon (Paperback)
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A huge international bestseller, with over 2 million copies sold worldwide, Night Train to Lisbon is an utterly compelling novel about one man's escape from a humdrum life in search of passion and spontaneity. Night Train to Lisbon tells the story of mild-mannered, middle-aged Classics scholar Raimund Gregorius. When, one afternoon, he walks out of his class while in the middle of giving a lesson, his uncharacteristic impulsiveness surprises him as much as his students. This break from his usually predictable routine is driven by two chance encounters that morning on his way to work - the first with a mysterious Portuguese woman, and the second with a book discovered in a forgotten corner of an old bookshop, the journal of an enigmatic Portuguese aristocrat. With the book as his talisman, Mundus finds himself boarding the night train to Lisbon on a journey to find out more about its author, Amadeu del Prado - who was this man whose words both haunt and compel him, seeming somehow clairvoyant? His investigations lead him all over the city, and bring him into contact with those who were entangled in Prado's life. Gradually, he makes unexpected friends and the picture of an extraordinary man emerges: a difficult, brilliant, charismatic man, a doctor and a poet, and a rebel against Salazar's dictatorship. And as Prado's story comes to light so, too, Gregorius himself begins his life anew. Hurtling through the dark, Night Train to Lisbon is a rich tale, wonderful told, propelled both by the mystery at its heart and its evocative subject.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781782390909
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: Main - Film Tie-in


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Night Train to Lisbon is a novel of ideas that reads like a thriller: an unsentimental journey that seems to transcend time and space. Every character, every scene, is evoked with an incomparable economy and a tragic nobility redolent of the mysterious hero, whom we only ever encounter through the eyes of others... Pascal Mercier now takes his rightful place among our finest European novelists. -- Daniel Johnson * Sunday Telegraph *
If you liked Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind, you'll love international bestseller, Night Train to Lisbon. * Image *
A meditative novel that builds uncanny power...Night Train to Lisbon maintains a remarkable immediacy that makes for a rare reading pleasure. -- Joseph Olshan * San Francisco Chronicle *

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“Couldn't get on with it”

This book promised so much, a chance meeting with a Portuguese woman, a book written by an unknown author, an engimatic professor of languages with a sudden desire to find why these events have happened in his life.... More

Paperback edition
12th August 2013
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“good story, bad translation”

After being on my wish list for quite some time, I finally got my hands on Night Train to Lisbon. Judging by the cover, I expected a captivating read.
Not so much.
Although the storyline is interesting (the only... More

Paperback edition
3rd June 2010
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Bookread2day

“boring”

After all the hype of the night train to lisbon with two million copies sold world wide i decided to buy this book and read it for my self. Although some reviews havent seemed that good and some reviews have seemed ok... More

Paperback edition
23rd July 2011
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