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Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall
Author: Hilary Mantel
ISBN 13: 9780312429980
ISBN 10: 312429983
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2010-08-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 604
List Price: $17.00

In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII’s court, one man dares to gamble his life to win the king’s favor and ascend to the heights of political power.

The Barnes & Noble Review

In Putney, England, in the year 1500, a young man is beaten, almost to death, by his drunken father. "Felled, dazed, silent, he has fallen" in a yard that "smells of beer and blood." It is not the first beating, but it will be the last -- of this kind at least. The youth is Thomas Cromwell (1485?-1540), the central character in Hilary Mantel's astonishing Wolf Hall. He will become Cromwell, Earl of Essex, Master Secretary and "Viceregent of Spirituals" to King Henry VIII, and the chief architect of the Protestant Reformation. Soldier, politician, and power broker, he will be a gentle father himself. And a killer.