Moon Tiger (Penguin Essentials, nr. 52)

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Penelope Lively's Booker Prize winning classic, Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire, published here as a Penguin Essential for the first time.
Claudia Hampton - beautiful, famous, independent, dying.
But she remains defiant to the last, telling her nurses that she will write a 'history of the world . . . and in the process, my own'. And it is her story from a childhood just after the First World War through the Second and beyond. But Claudia's life is entwined with others and she must allow those who knew her, loved her, the chance to speak, to put across their point of view. There is Gordon, brother and adversary; Jasper, her untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool conventional daughter; and then there is Tom, her one great love, found and lost in wartime Egypt.
'Leaves its traces in the air long after you've put it away' Anne Tyler
'A complex tapestry of great subtlety. Lively writes so well, savouring the words as she goes' Daily Telegraph
'Very clever: evocative, thought-provoking and hangs on the mind long after it is finished' Literary Review
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ISBN-13: 9780241973684
ISBN-10: 0241973686
Pagini: 224
Dimensiuni: 111 x 181 x 14 mm
Greutate: 0.13 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Seria Penguin Essentials

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

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' "I'm writing a history of the world," she says . . . And in the process, my own.'
Claudia Hampton is dying. A professional historian in her seventies, she casts her mind back through her own life to identify the currents and winds upon which she has been cast adrift.
We see how this strong, independent woman, growing up between the wars, finds her life subtly entwined with others. She meets and loses her true love in war-torn Egypt, finds an untrustworthy lover, gives birth to a daughter she cannot love and attempts to reconcile who she has become with the woman she always wants to be . . .
Winner of the Booker Prize

'Leaves its traces in the air long after you've put it away' Anne Tyler

Notă biografică

Penelope Lively was born in Cairo in 1933. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize; once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark. She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger. Her novels include Passing On, City of the Mind, Cleopatra's Sister and Heat Wave, and many are published by Penguin.

Anthony Thwaite has published fourteen books of poems, including most recently A Move in the Weather (2003). He has taught in universities throughout the world, worked as a BBC radio producer, and is a former editor of The Listener and New Statesman. He is married to the biographer Ann Thwaite and in 1990 he received an OBE for services to poetry.


“A powerful, moving and beautifully wrought novel about the ways in which lives are molded by personal memory and the collective past.” —Boston Globe

“Emotionally, Moon Tiger is kaleidoscopic, deeply satisfying. The all too brief encounter between Claudia and Tom will surely rate as one of the most memorable of contemporary fictional affairs. This is one of the best novels I have read for years.” —The London Sunday Telegraph

“It pulls us in; it engages us and saddens us. It is also unexpectedly funny . . . It leaves its traces in the air long after you’ve put it away.” —The New York Times Book Review