Anthony Burgess draws on his love of music and history in this novel he called “elephantine fun” to write.A grand and affectionate tragicomic symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte that teases and reweaves Napoleon’s life into a pattern borrowed―in liberty, equality, and fraternity―from Beethoven’s Third “Eroica” Symphony, in this rich, exciting, bawdy, and funny novel Anthony Burgess has pulled out all the stops for a virtuoso performance that is literary, historical, and musical.
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Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) is the author of many works, including A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, Honey for the Bears, The Long Day Wanes, The Doctor Is Sick, and ReJoyce.Review:
“All of the Burgess embellishments are here, and they sing alluringly each to each.”
- Sara Sanborn, New York Times
“A reader who delights in succulent phrase, the zest of word play and a saucy paragraph must fall on each new work of Anthony Burgess with ravenous appetite. . . . Burgess at his most characteristic, craziest.”
- Washington Post
“One of Burgess’s most important and experimental works.”
- Andrew Biswell, Daily Telegraph
“Alive, lush, lyric, human, witty and wildly comic.”
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Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11039447614X
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 039447614X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0869679
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX039447614X