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The ten thousand things : a novel

Author: John Spurling
Publisher: New York ; London : Overlook Duckworth, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In the turbulent final years of the Yuan Dynasty, Wang Meng is a low-level bureaucrat, employed by the government of Mongol conquerors established by Kublai Khan. Though he wonders about his own complicity wit this regime--the Mongols, after all, are invaders--he prefers not to dwell on his official duties, choosing instead to live the life of the mind. Wang is an extraordinarily gifted artist. His paintings are at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Historical fiction
Epic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Spurling
ISBN: 9781468308327 1468308327 9780715647318 0715647318
OCLC Number: 852221572
Awards: Winner of Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2015.
Description: 354 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Landscape in Winter --
2. Escaping the World --
3. Red-Scarf Bandits --
4.A Garden of Forking Paths --
5. Return to the Yellow Crane Mountain --
6. Reaching the Bend in the River --
7. The White Tigress --
8. The Cannons Roar --
9. The Rose-Tree Rots --
10. Moving Home --
11. The Blue Bien Mountains --
12. Wu Conquers Wu --
13.A Chapter of Happiness --
14. Shadows on Friends' Faces --
15. Passing Time and Endless Time.
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On the cusp of the Ming Dynasty, the sweeping historical novel set in China in the final days of the Mongol Conquerors  Read more...

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'Spurling's book offers many pleasures. It fully inhabits the world of Liszt, and is a tremendous achievement' Guardian [for A Book of Liszts] 'Ingenious and entertaining - [The] overt "literariness" Read more...

 
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