First edition hardback; grey boards, gilt lettering; upper and lower edges of spine bumped; crease to upper corner of rear board; a little foxing to outer edge of text block; owner's inscription to front free endpaper; contents clean and tight; signed by the author; D/J price clipped; slight signs of wear to edges; generally in very good condition. Codice inventario libreria
In November 1918, in a railway carriage in a forest near Paris, six men meet to negotiate an end to the terrible slaughter of the First World War. Threatened by famine and anarchy at home, the Germans struggle to mitigate the punishing terms offered by the Allies. But both sides are torn by battle exhaustion and a confusion that far exceed their national differences. In this riveting combination of history, speculation and rumour, Thomas Keneally recreates the personalities, ideals, prejudices, arguments and desperate measures that resulted in the armistice which would shape the future of Europe.
Format:198 x 129 mm
Markets:BCN ex Can
Four of Thomas Keneally's novels have been shortlisted for the Booker prize and SCHINDLER'S ARK (filmed by Steven Spielberg as Schindler's List) has sold more copies than any other Booker Prize-winner. He is also the author of several works of non-fiction, including THE PLACE WHERE SOULS ARE BORN, about the American Southwest.
BIRTHPLACE: New South Wales, Australia.
WHEREABOUTS: Sydney, Australia
PREVIOUS BOOKS: INCLUDE
BLOOD RED, SISTER ROSE; CONFEDERATES; THE PLAYMAKER; THE PLACE WHERE SOULS ARE BORN; A FAMILY MADNESS; TOWARDS ASMARA; WOMAN OF THE INNER SEA; JACKO; SCHINDLER'S LIST
*Part of the new Sceptre relaunch
(1)Shortlisted for the Booker Prize
(2) Publication will coincide with Keneally's new novel A RIVER TOWN and the paperback of JACKO.
(3) Author PR on publication. Keneally will be here to take part in the Sceptre promotion.
Recensione: As in Keneally's portrait of Joan of Arc, Blood Red, Sister Rose (1974), this treatment of a historical event - the Armistice negotiations which ended World War I - explores the roots of personal and political power. The railroad car in the forest of Compiegne, where the meetings between the allies and a hastily assembled group of Germans took place, was appropriately shunted to a siding - away from the thousands who died and the millions who would live by what was decided there. The delegates bring their playthings into the crowded car: Marshall Foch his self-sanctified conviction that wars are won by "moral force"; aristocrats of both sides their cherished hierarchies; and Matthias Erzberger, who Finds himself spokesman for the Germans, his conscience - a luxury for which he will never be forgiven at home. While the negotiators indulge in "mystical exercises" or bargain for ships and sealing wax, some dream (Foch, of mute soldiers hiding in the forest; Erzberger of "pale soldiers. . . seeping waters") while others grumble fearfully about socialism and tell tall tales. There was, for example, the story of a suicidal horse. . . "What rider (now) would be safe?" The air becomes stale and close and (in Keneally's one unfounded fantasy) a couple make love on the negotiating table: "It was insufferable to think that in such a little space. . . eight men (could) weave a scab over that pit of corpses four years deep." With dramatic dialogue insets, this is a ruthless pursuit of those leaders who, as Foch remembers Joan of Arc, can make us "swallow things whole." (Kirkus Reviews)
Titolo: Gossip from the Forest
Casa editrice: William Collins Sons & Co Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 1975
Condizione libro: Very Good
Edizione: 1st Edition
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1975. Condizione libro: Good. 0th Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP66266914
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Services. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. Codice libro della libreria Z1-X-017-00134
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1975. Condizione libro: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0002222418
Descrizione libro Collins, London, 1975. Hard Cover. 8vo, First Edition. Book Condition: Good. Very clean interior. Dust Jacket: Good. In protective cover. Not Clipped. Codice libro della libreria 0228525
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Used: Acceptable. 1975 1st edition.ex library so some stamps etc.Good overall condition .has seen some water damage to d/j boards and fly sheet. Sent next working day from the u/k 1st class. Codice libro della libreria 1022F385130
Descrizione libro Collins, London, 1975. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. 222 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout. Keneally Builds Up The Picture Of Tiredrigid Men Bungling Their Way To Catastrophe. This Is Fiction, But It Is Also History Seen Under The Floodlight Of An Artist's Imaginatiion. Codice libro della libreria 090986
Descrizione libro Collins, London/Sydney, 1975. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Published. Price clipped. Very small piece missing from bootom right of dj. Codice libro della libreria 005220
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: VeryGood. Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich 1976 edition. The dust jacket is in mylar. The dust jacket has some wear, with minor nicks and tears on the top and bottom. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA. Codice libro della libreria 2JR89H000538
Descrizione libro Collins, London, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First Edition. Gray coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with red, black, yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book about the ending of World War I, at Compiegne, November 1918 and of the Frenchman, Englishman and German gathered together to sign the armistice that ended four years of horror. Men and drawn together ". to end a war and to plant the seeds of the next one; none of them fool or knave, but each one the slave of his preoccupations and his prejudices, haunted by the nightmare of the last four years. And they meet, and talked, and talked, and did not understand." -- from front bottom of the panel blurred. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges with rubbing of the lower book edges. Age toning of the text clock edges. A little rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels with faint fading of the backstrip. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. , 7 - 222 pages. Front Flap Price-Clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Historical; France; Medieval 10th to 15thc; ISBN: 0002222418. ISBN/EAN: 9780002222419. Inventory No: 0119732. Codice libro della libreria 0119732
Descrizione libro Collins, London, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. 500 g; 224 pages with original illustrated dustjacket. Slight dustiness to the top edge of the text block, and offset tanning to pages 80 & 82 from a small piece of newspaper that was left as a page marker half inch of nibbled trace to the top right-hand corner of the front free end page -- possibly silverfish. No other damage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0002222418. ISBN/EAN: 9780002222419. Inventory No: 0229472. Codice libro della libreria 0229472