Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall

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Mantel, Hilary

Word Count

151,000 words

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604 pages

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Edition Publish Date

January 1, 2010


ISBN-10: 0312429983

ISBN-13: 9780312429980

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<p class="null1">WINNER OF THE 2009 MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br> </p> <p>England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?</p> <p>In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel's <i>Wolf Hall</i> is "a darkly brilliant reimagining of life under Henry VIII. . . . Magnificent." (<i>The Boston Globe</i>).</p> <p><b>2009 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner- Fiction!</b><br> <b>2009 Man Booker Prize Winner!</b> </p>