Earthly Powers

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Vintage, 2004 - Fiction - 648 pages
5 Reviews
'Crowded, crammed, bursting with manic erudition, garlicky puns, omnilingual jokes... which meshes the real and personalised history of the twentieth century' Martin Amis Kenneth Toomey is an eminent novelist of dubious talent; Don Carlo Campanati is a man of God, a shrewd manipulator who rises through the Vatican to become the architect of church revolution and a candidate for sainthood. These two men are linked not only by family ties but by a common understanding of mankind's frailties. In this epic masterpiece, Anthony Burgess plumbs the depths of the essence of power and the lengths men will go for it.

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As a teenager, I used to make a game out of seeing how much I could compress the themes and plot of a book whenever anyone asked me “What's it about?” Were I to play the game with Earthly Powers, I ... Read full review

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Second time around, still awesome! Love Burgess! Read full review

About the author (2004)

Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. He served in the army from 1940 to 1954 before becoming a colonial education officer. It was while he held this post that doctors told him he would die, and he decided to try to live by writing. A prolific and respected author, Burgess died in 1993.

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