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Wolf Hall: A Novel

3 Ratings: 3.3
A book by Hilary Mantel

Amazon Best of the Month, October 2009:No character in the canon has been writ larger than Henry VIII, but that didn't stop Hilary Mantel. She strides through centuries, past acres of novels, histories, biographies, and plays--even past Henry himself--confident … see full wiki

Author: Hilary Mantel
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Picador
2 reviews about Wolf Hall: A Novel
review by . February 20, 2011
Deservedly a Booker Prize winner, this ambitious story conveys a novel of ideas as well as of (half-)familiar figures. It narrates an unlikely hero, a flawed protagonist, a conniving yet moral-minded man at the heart of the court of Henry the Eighth, as he plots to divorce Katherine of Aragon so as to marry Anne Boleyn. Many reviewers have emphasized Thomas Cromwell's role here as bitterly opposed to Thomas More, but Hilary Mantel presents both chancellors as equally obstinate in their convictions. …
review by . August 31, 2010
In her latest novel, Mantel has captured the spirit of the rebellion against the Church and a pope who will not bow to pressure and annul the marriage of Henry VII and Katherine of Aragon. It is only by this means that Henry can legally wed Anne Boleyn, the woman in whom he has invested his hopes of son and heir. Once enjoined, the battled is waged for years, one of the most significant players the base-born Thomas Cromwell, a lawyer of great talent, with the wit to appreciate the nature of this …
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