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The Resource Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall

Label
Wolf Hall
Title
Wolf Hall
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Mantel
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Language
eng
Summary
In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political powerEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king's freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and a demon of energy: he is also a consummate politician, hardened by his personal losses, implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph? In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, the novel re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death
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Summary
A detailed look into the life and times of Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII in the 1520s, in particular the events leading up to the King's marriage to Anne Boleyn and the role Cromwell played in those events.
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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
  • Man Booker Prize, 2009.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
  • Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, 2010.
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321310
Cataloging source
BT
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1952-
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Mantel, Hilary
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Wolf Hall trilogy
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Wolf Hall
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781429943284
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Wolf Hall
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781429943284
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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