Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780805080681

Wolf Hall

Mantel, Hilary

3.82 avg rating
( 95,187 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
9780805080681: Wolf Hall

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

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 in the knowledge that to recast history's most mercurial sovereign, it's not the King she needs to see, but one of the King's most mysterious agents. Enter Thomas Cromwell, a self-made man and remarkable polymath who ascends to the King's right hand. Rigorously pragmatic and forward-thinking, Cromwell has little interest in what motivates his Majesty, and although he makes way for Henry's marriage to the infamous Anne Boleyn, it's the future of a free England that he honors above all else and hopes to secure. Mantel plots with a sleight of hand, making full use of her masterful grasp on the facts without weighing down her prose. The opening cast of characters and family trees may give initial pause to some readers, but persevere: the witty, whip-smart lines volleying the action forward may convince you a short stay in the Tower of London might not be so bad... provided you could bring a copy of Wolf Hall along. -- Anne Bartholomew

About the Author:

Hilary Mantel is the author of Wolf Hall, winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She is also the author of A Change of Climate, A Place of Greater Safety, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, An Experiment in Love, The Giant, O'Brien, Fludd, Every Day Is Mother's Day, Vacant Possession, and Beyond Black, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She has also written a memoir, Giving Up the Ghost. Winner of the Hawthornden Prize, she reviews for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and the London Review of Books. She lives in England.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 5.97

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mantel, Hilary
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (2009)
ISBN 10: 0805080686 ISBN 13: 9780805080681
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
pickabook
(san francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt and Co., 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000157916

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Mantel, Hilary
ISBN 10: 0805080686 ISBN 13: 9780805080681
New Quantity Available: 8
Seller
LVeritas
(Newton, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36S9FP00097R

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mantel, Hilary
Published by Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN 10: 0805080686 ISBN 13: 9780805080681
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Nemax_CO
(Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt and Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0805080686 In NEW, unread book in excellent condition. No nicks or tears on dust jacket that has clean, straight edges. MoNeY Back Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # K-5-184

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.80
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mantel, Hilary
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (2009)
ISBN 10: 0805080686 ISBN 13: 9780805080681
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
OceanwaveBooks
(Manhattan Beach, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt and Co., 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New Condition. Clean crisp tight copy, no marks or tears. Email Notification. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # ppl1606147066

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Mantel, Hilary
ISBN 10: 0805080686 ISBN 13: 9780805080681
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0805080686BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Mantel, Hilary
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (2009)
ISBN 10: 0805080686 ISBN 13: 9780805080681
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt and Co., 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1ST. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0805080686

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Mantel, Hilary
ISBN 10: 0805080686 ISBN 13: 9780805080681
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
LVeritas
(Newton, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Recent publication with perhaps minor shelf-wear. Else, a very decent copy. Bookseller Inventory # 36S9KG001L3P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Mantel, Hilary
Published by Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN 10: 0805080686 ISBN 13: 9780805080681
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt and Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0805080686 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0805080686

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Mantel, Hilary
Published by Henry Holt and Co (2009)
ISBN 10: 0805080686 ISBN 13: 9780805080681
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Commerce, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt and Co, 2009. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VV-9780805080681

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mantel, Hilary
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 0805080686 ISBN 13: 9780805080681
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0805080686

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book