Night Train to Lisbon: A Novel

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Oct 7, 2008 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Raimund Gregorius teaches classical languages at a Swiss lycée, and lives a life governed by routine. One day, a chance encounter with a Portuguese woman inspires him to question his life—and leads him to an extraordinary book that will open the possibility of changing it. Inspired by the words of Amadeu de Prado, a doctor whose intelligence and magnetism left a mark on everyone who met him and whose principles led him into a confrontation with Salazar’s dictatorship, Gergorius boards a train to Lisbon. As Gregorius becomes fascinated with unlocking the mystery of who Prado was, an extraordinary tale unfolds.
 

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READ IN DUTCH I started reading Nighttrain to Lisbon together with quite some other frequent book-readers. I probably hadn't chosen this book by myself even though the press were very enthusiast about ... Read full review

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Other readers have written very comprehensive and intelligent reviews of this wonderful novel. I will not try to do that. I was alerted to its existence by someone who was going to Portugal and I ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
3
CHAPTER 2
13
CHAPTER 3
21
CHAPTER 4
30
CHAPTER 5
35
CHAPTER 6
44
CHAPTER 7
53
CHAPTER 8
60
CHAPTER 27
256
CHAPTER 28
266
CHAPTER 29
272
CHAPTER 30
275
CHAPTER 31
279
CHAPTER 32
287
CHAPTER 33
293
CHAPTER 34
298

CHAPTER 9
67
CHAPTER 10
75
CHAPTER 11
87
CHAPTER 12
93
THE ENCOUNTER
101
CHAPTER 13
103
CHAPTER 14
111
CHAPTER 15
124
CHAPTER 16
129
CHAPTER 17
140
CHAPTER 18
149
CHAPTER 19
165
CHAPTER 20
174
CHAPTER 21
193
CHAPTER 22
197
CHAPTER 23
221
THE ATTEMPT
227
CHAPTER 24
229
CHAPTER 25
246
CHAPTER 26
249
CHAPTER 35
309
CHAPTER 36
315
CHAPTER 37
329
CHAPTER 38
337
CHAPTER 39
349
CHAPTER 40
358
CHAPTER 41
364
CHAPTER 42
367
CHAPTER 43
381
CHAPTER 44
392
CHAPTER 45
396
CHAPTER 46
398
CHAPTER 47
401
CHAPTER 48
404
THE RETURN
409
CHAPTER 49
411
CHAPTER 50
415
CHAPTER 51
427
CHAPTER 52
433
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About the author (2008)

A professor of philosophy, Pascal Mercier was born in 1944 in Bern, Switzerland, and currently lives in Berlin. Night Train to Lisbon is his third novel.

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