Wolf Hall a novel

by Mantel, Hilary, 1952-

Format: Book on CD 2009
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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 power

England 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.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Set aside a full day to savor Simon Slater's delightful reading of the Booker Prize-winning tale of Henry VIII's court, seen through the eyes of his adviser Thomas Cromwell. Mantel's revisionist take turns Cromwell-so frequently vilified as in A Man for All Seasons-into a modern sort of hero, shrewd and adaptable. Slater's narration is nuanced and precise; he breathes feeling and subtle shades of emotion into every exchange of dialogue. His is a heroic undertaking, and he does admirable justice to Mantel's lucid prose and juicy plot. A Holt hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 17). (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Wolf Hall trilogy
#1 - Wolf hall
#2 - Bring up the bodies
#3 - The Mirror and the light
Subjects Cromwell, Thomas, -- Earl of Essex, -- 1485?-1540 -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [New York, N.Y.] :Macmillan Audio,2009
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Slater, Simon.
Macmillan Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Simon Slater.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
Description 18 audio discs (23 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781427210166
1427210160
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