The Wolf Hall Trilogy

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Wolf Hall Description

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 20 years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe oppose him. The quest for the king’s freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum and a deadlock.

Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. The son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a bully, and a charmer, Cromwell has broken all the rules of a rigid society in his rise to power and is preparing to break some more. Rising from personal disaster - the loss of his young family and of Wolsey, his beloved patron - he picks his way deftly through a court where man is wolf to man. Pitting himself against parliament, the political establishment, and the papacy, he is prepared to reshape England to his own and Henry’s desires.

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, Wolf Hall recreates 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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©2009 Hilary Mantel (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd.
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  • Livre 1

    • Wolf Hall

    • A Novel
    • Auteur(s): Hilary Mantel
    • Narrateur(s): Simon Vance
    • Durée: 24 h et 14 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Histoire
      4 out of 5 stars 4

     

    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 20 years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe oppose him. The quest for the king’s freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum and a deadlock. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At Last

    • Écrit par Leslie Loving le 2019-04-03

    Prix: CDN$ 58,61

  • Livre 2

    • Bring Up the Bodies

    • A Novel
    • Auteur(s): Hilary Mantel
    • Narrateur(s): Simon Vance
    • Durée: 14 h et 35 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Histoire
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    By 1535, Thomas Cromwell is far from his humble origins. Chief minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. But Henry’s actions have forced England into dangerous isolation, and Anne has failed to do what she promised: bear a son to secure the Tudor line. When Henry visits Wolf Hall, Cromwell watches as Henry falls in love with the silent, plain Jane Seymour. The minister sees what is at stake: not just the king’s pleasure, but the safety of the nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fall of a queen

    • Écrit par helen choat le 2019-08-17

    Prix: CDN$ 26,31

  • Livre 3

    Page de couverture de The Mirror and the Light
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