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Description - The Dream Of Scipio by Iain Pears

THE DREAM OF SCIPIO, Iain Pears' first mainstream novel since AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST, is a work of astonishing ambition that appeals equally to the head and heart. It is set in Provence at three different critical moments of Western Civilisation - the collapse of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, the Black Death in the fourteenth, and the Second World War in the twentieth - and follows the fortunes of three men. he story of each man is woven through the narrative, linked by the classical text that gives the book its title, and by each man's love for an extraordinary woman. The narratives intertwine seamlessly, but what joins them thematically is an ancient text - 'The Dream of Scipio' - a work of neo-Platonism that poses timeless philosophical questions. xpertly imagined and perfectly realised, THE DREAM OF SCIPIO is a bonafide novel of ideas, a dazzling feat of storytelling, a fiction for our times. Dense, dark, erudite and yet utterly compelling.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099284581
ISBN-10: 0099284588
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Iain Pears

Iain Pears was born in Coventry in 1955. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he has worked as a journalist, an art historian and a television consultant. He is the author of several highly praised detective novels, a book of art history, countless articles on artistic, financial and historical subjects, An Instance of the Fingerpost and Stone's Fall.

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