Astraea, the first volume of Jane Stevenson's trilogy, was described by Prospect as 'so intelligent and original, it establishes the author as a potential successor to Penelope Fitzgerald...Here is a writer worthy of the highest traditions of English fiction.' The Pretender, the second volume of the trilogy, has as its protagonist Balthasar van Overmeer, the son of the secret marriage between Elizabeth of Bohemia, daughter of James I, and an exiled African prince. We see him first as a young medical student in Holland, then as a doctor in Middleburg, where he becomes involved with Aphra Behn, an English intelligence agent and later a playwright, in Restoration London and in the developing colonial society of Barbados. As he matures he is forced to come to terms with his peculiar upbringing and to explore his strange and powerful heritage, both black and white. Once again, Jane Stevenson, 'a writer of formidable ability', has created 'one of those rare fictions in which intellect and emotion are given equal weight' (Sunday Telegraph).
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Jane Stevenson is the author of a collection of novellas, Several Deceptions, and two highly praised novels, London Bridges and Astraea. She is Reader in English at the University of Aberdeen.
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Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, 2002. Unknown Binding. Condizione libro: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Codice libro della libreria CHL1975885
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Jacket Included. First edition. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Edition: First Edition First. Hardback copy. Codice libro della libreria BBI2388162
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape 04/04/2002, 2002. Condizione libro: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780224061414
Descrizione libro Jonathon Cape, UK, 2002. hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Pages clean, tight and bright. Good copy. Used. Codice libro della libreria 179027
Descrizione libro Jonathon Cape, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. New and unread, however there is some shelf wear on cover Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Codice libro della libreria mon0000110833
Descrizione libro Jonathon Cape, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Some sticker marks. Codice libro della libreria mon0000018001
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression hardback with dustjacket that isn’t price-clipped. Owner's name inscribed. No other inscriptions or annotations, a very bright and tidy copy that appears unread, not ex-library. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1495804746207
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, London, 2002. Cloth. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First. In black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. In unclipped pictorial dust jacket with red and white titles. 304 pages. Book and dust jacket are both near fine, clean and unmarked, almost as new. Size: 9 1/2 x 6 1/4". Codice libro della libreria 903857
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, 2002. Cloth. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. First Edition. An UNREAD, as NEW, SCARCE FIRST Edition, FIRST Printing, HARDBACK. #16. Book. Codice libro della libreria 001353
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st Edition. An as new first edition first printing book in an as new dust wrapper. The book is from the unsold stock of a high street retail shop. As such it has not seen the light of day until now. It is without fault or blemish of any kind. The unclipped dust wrapper is vibrant and pristine. It is now protected by an acid free removable archival cover. This is the second novel in Miss Stevenson’s historical trilogy. The first novel ‘Astraea’ was received with great critical acclaim. This next work does not disappoint. Miss Stevenson is the powerful combination of talented teacher and able practitioner. A lovely and worthwhile book that will be a worthy addition to any library or collection. The image you see is a high resolution scan of the actual book you will receive. The book will be dispatched via the Royal Mail in protective packaging. We do not charge postage to buyers within the UK. Those from outside the UK are asked to contact us before purchasing. We offer a 7 day no quibble full refund if the item is not as described and shown. Codice libro della libreria 2322