Wolf Hall

Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: HarperPerennial
ISBN: 9781554687787
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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 oppose him. The quest for the king's freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum and a deadlock. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. The son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a bully and a charmer, Cromwell has broken all the rules of a rigid society in his rise to power, and is preparing to break some more. Rising from personal disaster - the loss of his young family and of Wolsey, his beloved patron - he picks his way deftly through a court where -man is wolf to man.' Pitting himself against parliament, the political establishment and the papacy, he is prepared to reshape England to his own and Henry's desires. In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, Wolf Hall re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.

Wolf Hall Winner Of The Man Booker Prize

Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007322747
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the the Orange Prize Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award `Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good' Daily Mail ‘Our most brilliant English writer’ Guardian

Wolf Hall By Hilary Mantel Book Analysis

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Wolf Hall with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, which follows Thomas Cromwell as he rises from humble beginnings as a blacksmith’s son to a position of virtually unmatched influence at the court of Henry VIII. Intrigue and scheming abound as Henry struggles to secure an annulment to his marriage to Katharine of Aragon and wed her lady-in-waiting Anne Boleyn, radically transforming religion in England in the process. Wolf Hall won the Man Booker Prize in 2009, with its sequel Bring Up the Bodies receiving the honour in 2012, making Mantel the first living British writer and the first woman to be awarded the prestigious prize on two occasions. Find out everything you need to know about Wolf Hall in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Wolf Hall A Novel By Hilary Mantel Trivia On Books

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Trivia-on-Book: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Thomas Cromwell was born to Walter Cromwell, a blacksmith from Putney. At the age of fifteen, Cromwell decided to leave the abusive hold of his father and free himself from tyranny by journeying to Europe. When he returned to England, he became a lawyer, then assistant to the Lord Chancellor at the time, Cardinal Wolsey. Once Wolsey fell from grace and died, Cromwell gradually rose through the ranks to become the chief minister of King Henry VIII. Wolf Hall explores the Tudor court from Cromwell’s point of view, keeping as close to history as possible in this work of fiction. Wolf Hall was very well received and won a number of awards, including the prestigious Man Booker Award in 2009 and the National Book Critics Circle Award. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Wolf Hall Mti

Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9781443444927
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WINNER OF THE 2009 MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE and the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION and the COSTA NOVEL AWARD Now the inspiration for a BBC mini-series, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis, and directed by Peter Kosminsky England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but he has no male heir. Despite opposition from the pope and most of Europe, he is determined to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The quest for the king’s freedom destroys his brilliant adviser, Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum and a deadlock. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. A political genius, a briber, a bully and a charmer, Cromwell has broken all the rules of a rigid society in his ascent to power, and he is preparing to break some more. Pitting himself against parliament, the political establishment and the papacy, he is prepared to reshape England to his own and Henry’s desires.

Wolf Hall

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wolf Hall (2009) is a multi-award winning historical novel by English author Hilary Mantel, published by Fourth Estate. Set in the period from 1500 to 1535, Wolf Hall is a fictionalized biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex in the court of Henry VIII of England. The novel won both the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Thomas Cromwell

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The extraordinary life of Thomas Cromwell and the real story of 'Wolf Hall'. Thomas Cromwell, chief architect of the English Reformation served as chief minister of Henry VIII from 1531 to 1540, the most tumultuous period in Henry's thirty-seven-year reign.

Wolf Hall Bring Up The Bodies Rsc Stage Adaptation

Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007549903
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Thomas Cromwell. Son of a blacksmith, political genius, briber, charmer, bully. A man with a deadly expertise in manipulating people and events.

Wolf Hall Bring Up The Bodies

Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443422827
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A two-ebook edition of Hilary Mantel’s bestselling novels: Wolf Hall, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009, and Bring Up the Bodies, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012. Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the first two instalments in Hilary Mantel’s Tudor trilogy, have gathered readers and praise in equal and enormous measure. They have been credited with elevating historical fiction to new heights and animating a period of history many thought too well known to be made fresh. Through the eyes and ears of Thomas Cromwell, the books’ narrative prism, we are shown Tudor England, the court of King Henry VIII. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. In Wolf Hall we witness Cromwell’s rise, beginning as clerk to Cardinal Wolsey, Henry’s chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. He is soon to become his successor. By 1535, when the action of Bring Up the Bodies begins, Cromwell is Chief Minister to Henry, his fortunes having risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife. Anne’s days, though, are marked. Cromwell watches as the king falls in love with silent, plain Jane Seymour, sensing what Henry’s affection will mean for his queen, for England, and for himself.