Chang, Jung Wild Swans

ISBN 13: 9780006374923

Wild Swans

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The publication of Wild Swans in 1991 was a worldwide phenomenon. Not only did it become the best-selling non fiction book in British publishing history, with sales of well over ten million, it was received with unanimious critical acclaim, and was named the winner of the 1992 NCR Book Award and the 1993 British Book of the Year Award.

The publication of Wild Swans in 1991 was a worldwide phenomenon. Not only did it become the best-selling non-fiction book in British publishing history, with sales of well over two million, yet it was received with unanimous critical acclaim.

Few books have ever had such an impact on their readers. Through the story of three generations of women - grandmother, mother and daughter – ‘Wild Swans’ tells nothing less than the whole tumultuous history of China’s tragic twentieth century, from sword-bearing warlords to Chairman Mao, from the Manchu Empire to Cultural Revolution. At times terrifying, at times astonishing, always deeply moving, Wild Swans is a book in a million, a true story with all the passion and grandeur of a great novel.

For this new edition, Jung Chang has written a new introduction, bringing her own story up to date, and describing the affect Wild Swans’ success has had on her life.

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‘It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of this book.’ Mary Wesley

‘Everything about Wild Swans is extraordinary. It arouses all the emotions, such as pity and terror, that great tragedy is supposed to evoke, and also a complex mixture of admiration, despair and delight at seeing a luminous intelligence directed at the heart of darkness’ Minette Marrin, The Sunday Telegraph

• ‘Immensely moving and unsettling; an unforgettable portrait of the brain-death of a nation’ J.G. Ballard, Sunday Times

‘“Wild Swans” made me feel like a five-year-old. This is a family memoir that has the breadth of the most enduring social history.’ Martin Amis, Independent on Sunday

‘There has never been a book like this’ Edward Behr, Los Angeles Times

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“Of all the personal histories to have emerged out of China’s twentieth-century nightmare, 'Wild Swans' is the most deeply thoughtful and the most heart-rending I’ve read. It moves, in part, like a ghastly oriental fairytale, but the authority and the reticent passion with which Jung Chang speaks her memories – and those of others – is unmistakable.”
COLIN THUBRON, 'Spectator'

”'Wild Swans' is a very unusual masterpiece. Everything about it is extraordinary. Not only has it been a popular bestseller, because it is impossible to put down; it has also received the most serious critical attention. The book arouses all the emotions, such as pity and terror, that great tragedy is supposed to evoke, and also a complex mixture of admiration, despair and delight at seeing a luminous intelligence directed at the heart of darkness.”
MINETTE MARRIN,'Sunday Telegraph'

”Mesmerising. Like all great stories of survival, no matter what tragedies and horrors are encountered along the way, 'Wild Swans'is ultimately an uplifting book: it is the courage and spirit of this family which will, I believe, be my abiding impression (even if memories of the horrors endured will take a long time to fade).”
ANTONIA FRASER, 'The Times'

”Immensely moving and unsettling; an unforgettable portrait of the brain-death of a nation.”
J.G. BALLARD, 'Sunday Times'

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Chang, Jung
Editore: FLAMINGO (1993)
ISBN 10: 0006374921 ISBN 13: 9780006374923
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