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9788845254420 - Patrick McGrath, Translator: A. Raffo: Martha Peake
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Patrick McGrath, Translator: A. Raffo (?):

Martha Peake (2003) (?)

ISBN: 9788845254420 (?) o 8845254429, in italiano, Bompiani, Nuovo

10,49 (£ 8,24)¹(senza impegno)
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"It is a black art, the writing is history, is it not?" So begins Patrick McGrath's gripping novel, Martha Peake, that takes the reader back into the heady revolutionary days of London and America in the 1770s. The story begins in the early 19th century, with the young Ambrose Tree paying a visit to his dying uncle William, Lord of the forbidding Drogo Hall, former residence of "the great anatomist Lord Drogo". Assuming that he is to inherit his uncle's estate, Ambrose instead finds himself drawn into his uncle's extraordinary story of Harry Peake and his headstrong young daughter, Martha Peake. Harry, "to whom Nature in her folly gave the soul of a smuggler, and the tongue of a poet", is a Cornish smuggler, horrifically mutilated in a fire that kills his wife and disperses his children. Only the brave little Martha stands by her father, and follows him to London, where he becomes the "Cripplegate Monster". Harry recites his poetry and displays his hideously deformed body in the taverns and stews of London's underworld, but soon comes to the apparently sinister attentions of Lord Drogo, who "wanted him for his Museum of Anatomy". As father and daughter are inextricably drawn into Drogo's world, Harry turns to drink, catastrophically abusing Martha and sending her fleeing to America, where she becomes tragically embroiled in the struggle for independence from England. However, as the novel reaches its shocking climax, Ambrose gradually realises that the fate of both father and daughter is much closer to home than he can ever imagine. Martha Peake is a wonderful story of "sacrifice and abomination and heroism and resolve and victory", a compelling and intelligent novel in the best 19th-century tradition of Dickens, whose literary ghost haunts the pages as powerfully as that of the memorable figure of Harry Peake and his tragic daughter. --Jerry Brotton, Perfect Paperback, Label: Bompiani, Bompiani, Produktgruppe: Book, Publiziert: 2003-05, Studio: Bompiani, Verkaufsrang: 2613805
9788845254420 - Patrick McGrath, Übersetzer: A. Raffo: Martha Peake
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Patrick McGrath, Übersetzer: A. Raffo (?):

Martha Peake (2003) (?)

ISBN: 9788845254420 (?) o 8845254429, in italiano, 372 pagine, Bompiani, Libro in brossura, Nuovo

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"It is a black art, the writing is history, is it not?" So begins Patrick McGrath's gripping novel, Martha Peake, that takes the reader back into the heady revolutionary days of London and America in the 1770s. The story begins in the early 19th century, with the young Ambrose Tree paying a visit to his dying uncle William, Lord of the forbidding Drogo Hall, former residence of "the great anatomist Lord Drogo". Assuming that he is to inherit his uncle's estate, Ambrose instead finds himself drawn into his uncle's extraordinary story of Harry Peake and his headstrong young daughter, Martha Peake. Harry, "to whom Nature in her folly gave the soul of a smuggler, and the tongue of a poet", is a Cornish smuggler, horrifically mutilated in a fire that kills his wife and disperses his children. Only the brave little Martha stands by her father, and follows him to London, where he becomes the "Cripplegate Monster". Harry recites his poetry and displays his hideously deformed body in the taverns and stews of London's underworld, but soon comes to the apparently sinister attentions of Lord Drogo, who "wanted him for his Museum of Anatomy". As father and daughter are inextricably drawn into Drogo's world, Harry turns to drink, catastrophically abusing Martha and sending her fleeing to America, where she becomes tragically embroiled in the struggle for independence from England. However, as the novel reaches its shocking climax, Ambrose gradually realises that the fate of both father and daughter is much closer to home than he can ever imagine. Martha Peake is a wonderful story of "sacrifice and abomination and heroism and resolve and victory", a compelling and intelligent novel in the best 19th-century tradition of Dickens, whose literary ghost haunts the pages as powerfully as that of the memorable figure of Harry Peake and his tragic daughter. --Jerry Brotton, Broschiert, Label: Bompiani, Bompiani, Produktgruppe: Book, Publiziert: 2003-05, Studio: Bompiani
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Martha Peake (?)

ISBN: 9788845254420 (?) o 8845254429, in italiano, Bompiani, Nuovo

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È la storia di Martha Peake e di suo padre Harry, poeta e contrabbandiere, dal quale ha ereditato l'ardore ma non la passione per il gin. Quando Harry, offuscato dagli effetti dell'alcol, commette un ultimo innominabile gesto di brutalità, Martha, temendo per la sua stessa vita, decide di fuggire nelle colonie americane. Una volta al sicuro si immerge nelle ardenti passioni della ribellione, ma anche in questo nuovo mondo è incapace di sfuggire alla morsa del passato. Coinvolta in una rete di tradimenti, si riscatta con un ultimo, indimenticabile atto di coraggio.
9788845254420 - Patrick McGrath, Traduttore: A. Raffo: Martha Peake
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Patrick McGrath, Traduttore: A. Raffo (?):

Martha Peake (2003) (?)

ISBN: 9788845254420 (?) o 8845254429, in italiano, 372 pagine, Bompiani, Nuovo

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Copertina flessibile, Label: Bompiani, Bompiani, Produktgruppe: Libro, Publiziert: 2003-05-21, Freigegeben: 2003-05-21, Studio: Bompiani, Verkaufsrang: 22530
9788845254420 - Patrick McGrath, Traduction: A. Raffo: Martha Peake
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Patrick McGrath, Traduction: A. Raffo (?):

Martha Peake (2003) (?)

ISBN: 9788845254420 (?) o 8845254429, in italiano, 372 pagine, Bompiani, Nuovo

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Broché, Label: Bompiani, Bompiani, Produktgruppe: Book, Publiziert: 2003-05, Studio: Bompiani
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Patrick McGrath (?):

Martha Peake (?)

ISBN: 9788845254420 (?) o 8845254429, in italiano, Bompiani, Nuovo

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Patrick McGrath (?):

Martha Peake (2003) (?)

ISBN: 9788845254420 (?) o 8845254429, in italiano, Bompiani, Usato

27,35 (US$ 34,14)¹ + Spedizione gratuita: 3,20 (US$ 3,99)¹ = 30,55 (US$ 38,13)¹(senza impegno)
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Perfect Paperback, Label: Bompiani, Bompiani, Produktgruppe: Book, Publiziert: 2003-01-01, Studio: Bompiani