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Levels of Life (eBook)
  • Levels of Life (eBook)

Levels of Life (eBook)

eBook (ePUB) Published: 04/04/2013

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You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed.

In Levels of Life Julian Barnes gives us Nadar, the pioneer balloonist and aerial photographer; he gives us Colonel Fred Burnaby, reluctant adorer of the extravagant Sarah Bernhardt; then, finally, he gives us the story of his own grief, unflinchingly observed.

This is a book of intense honesty and insight; it is at once a celebration of love and a profound examination of sorrow.

Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448180844

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