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Author Barnes, Julian.

Title Arthur & George / Julian Barnes
Edition First American edition
Published New York : Knopf, 2006


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  820.912 B2615 A6/A  AVAILABLE
Description 385 pages ; 25 cm
Summary "In the vast expanse of late-Victorian Britain, two boys come to life: George, the son of a Midlands vicar, and Arthur, in shabby genteel Edinburgh, both of them feeling at once near to and impossibly distant from the beating heart of Empire. One falls prey to a series of pranks en route to a legal vocation, while the other studies medicine before discovering a different calling entirely, and it is years before their destinies are entwined in a mesmerizing alliance. We follow each through outrageous accusation and unrivaled success, through faith and perseverance and dogged self-recrimination, whether in the dock awaiting complete disgrace or at the height of fame while desperately in love with a woman not his wife, and gradually realize that George is half-Indian and that Arthur becomes the creator of the world's most famous detective
Ranging from London clubs to teeming prisons, from a lost century to the modern age, this novel is a panoramic revelation of things we thought we knew or else had no clue of, as well as a gripping exploration of what goals drive us toward whatever lies in wait - an experience resounding with issues, no less relevant today, of crime and spirituality; of identity and nationality; of what we think, what we believe and what we can prove."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Notes Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2005
Subject Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930.
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 -- Fiction.
Horses -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Horses -- Fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
Children of clergy -- Fiction.
Judicial error -- Fiction.
Horses -- Fiction.
Horses -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
SUBJECT Midlands (England) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Novela de misterio
Novela histórica.
Historical fiction.
Novela biográfica
Biographical fiction.
Miscellaneous fiction
Novela histórica
Historical fiction.
LC no. 2005048771
ISBN 030726310X
Other Titles Arthur and George
Arthur and George