A History of the World in 10 Chapters (Contemporary Fiction)

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9789626344750: A History of the World in 10 Chapters (Contemporary Fiction)

This is one of the defining novels of English writer Julian Barnes. An entertaining mélange of stories, starting with a contemporary account of the launch of Noah s Ark, takes us into unexpected areas of human foibles, activities and tendencies. An unabridged recording of one of the most popular literary works of the past two decades by an author who consistently wears his erudition lightly. Underpins Naxos AudioBooks commitment to literary novels in unabridged form. Read by Alex Jennings whose work on audiobook, in the theatre, and on TV and film demonstrates intelligent performance at its best.

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Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14-18 in English-speaking classrooms. It will include novels, poetry, short stories, essays, travel-writing and other non-fiction. The series will be extensive and open-ended and will provide school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread.

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This is, in short, a complete, unsettling, and frequently exhilarating vision of the world, starting with the voyage of Noah's ark and ending with a sneak preview of heaven!

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