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Ulverton

Adam Thorpe

Ulverton

by Adam Thorpe

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  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Vintage in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Villages -- Fiction.,
  • Wessex(England) -- Fiction.

  • About the Edition

    First published in 1992, a novel whose various voices describe the waxing and waning of history, of the land, and of the ways in which society regards itself and the world it disposes of. From the author of Mornings in the Baltic and Pieces of Light.

    Edition Notes

    Originally pub.: U.K. : Martin Secker & Warburg, 1992.

    StatementAdam Thorpe.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii,383p. ;
    Number of Pages383
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18637177M

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At the heart of this novel lies the fictional village of Ulverton. It is the fixed point in a book that spans three hundred years. Different voices tell the story of Ulverton: one of Cromwell's soldiers staggers home to find his wife remarried and promptly disappears, an eighteenth century farmer carries on an affair with a maid under his wife's nose, a mother writes/5(73).

"The first review of Ulverton was mediocre, and it is an eccentric book: whole chunks of it are in dialect. So I wasn't expecting much." So I wasn't Author: Rachel Cooke. At the heart of this novel lies the fictional village of Ulverton. It is the fixed point in a book that spans three hundred years.

Different voices tell the story of Ulverton: one of Cromwell's soldiers staggers home to find his wife remarried and promptly disappears, an eighteenth century farmer carries on an affair with a /5(39).

Ulverton is the first novel by British author Adam Thorpe. The work recounts years of history in the fictional village of Ulverton, stylistically representing the literary eras of the day.

The novel won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize in ^ "English literature." Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Access Author: Adam Thorpe. As you read Ulverton, you get the sensation of actually hearing the voices and sharing the experiences of real people - by turns hilarious, heartbreaking, breathtaking, and just head-shakingly real.

I think it's time for me to re-read this book - for probably the fourth or fifth time. It's that good/5(39). Immerse yourself in the stories of Ulverton, as heard on BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime 'Sometimes you forget that it is a novel, and believe for a moment that you are really hearing the voice of the dead' Hilary Mantel.

At the heart of this novel lies the fictional village of Ulverton. It is the fixed point in a book that spans three hundred years/5(56).

Ulverton holds together curiously. The first chapter resurfaces in the last. The book opens inas a Roundhead returns home to find his wife has remarried; he disappears, murdered, and the centuries wash over him until in the final chapter a property developer is thwarted by the discovery of a soldier's skeleton beneath a building site.

Multifaceted and many-voiced: a complex debut that's a saga of an English village viewed over more than three centuries, and conveyed as a series of distinct but interrelated episodes involving successive generations of families and neighbors.

The rural charms of Ulverton are exquisitely detailed&#;from its famous barrow and undulating terrain to the hardwood copse that provides a Author: Adam Thorpe. Ulverton is a fictional equivalent of Stephen W. Hawking’s A Brief History of Time (); the main focus is on the passing of time in a fictional village in the region of England that Adam.

Thorpe's first novel, Ulverton (), was published to great critical acclaim and won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize in Following this were the novels Still () and Pieces of Light (). In he published a book of short stories, Shifts""(), and then another novel, Nineteen Twenty-One""().3/5(3).

A post-modern novel if there ever was one, Ulverton is nevertheless a better idea than it is a book. (Nov.) DETAILS. Reviewed on: 01/04/   Thorpe's first novel, Ulverton (), was published to great critical acclaim and won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize in Following this were the novels Still () and Pieces of Light ().

In he published a book of short stories, Shifts (), and then another novel, Nineteen Twenty-One ().4/5(1). Get this from a library.

Ulverton. [Adam Thorpe] -- At the heart of this extraordinary novel lies the fictional village of Ulverton on the Wessex Downs of England: the fixed point in the book's year cycle of history, both its backdrop and its. Classics. At the heart of this novel lies the fictional village of Ulverton.

It is the fixed point in a book that spans three hundred years. Different voices tell the story of Ulverton: one of Cromwell's soldiers staggers home to find his wife remarried and promptly disappears, an eighteenth century farmer carries on an affair with a maid under his wife's nose, a mother writes letters to her /5(10).

Immerse yourself in the stories of Ulverton, as heard on BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime 'Sometimes you forget that it is a novel, and believe for a moment that you are really hearing the voice of the dead' Hilary Mantel. At the heart of this novel lies the fictional village of Ulverton.

It is the fixed point in a book that spans three hundred : Adam Thorpe. Immerse yourself in the stories of Ulverton, as heard on BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime 'Sometimes you forget that it is a novel, and believe for a moment that you are really hearing the voice of the dead' Hilary Mantel.

At the heart of this novel lies the fictional village of Ulverton. It is the fixed point in a book that spans three hundred years. Ulverton is a municipality in Le Val-Saint-François Regional County Municipality in the Estrie region of Quebec.

Prior to Decemit was in Drummond Country: Canada. Ulverton: Thorpe, Adam: Books - Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & /5(36). Immerse yourself in the stories of Ulverton, as heard on BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime 'Sometimes you forget that it is a novel, and believe for a moment that you are really hearing the voice of the dead' Hilary Mantel.

At the heart of this novel lies the fictional village of Ulverton. It is the fixed point in a book that spans three hundred years/5(36). Other articles where Ulverton is discussed: English literature: Fiction: Adam Thorpe’s striking first novel, Ulverton (), records the year history of a fictional village in the styles of different epochs.

Golding’s veteran fiction career came to a bravura conclusion with a trilogy whose story is told by an early 19th-century narrator (To the Ends of the Earth []; published. You can read more book reviews or buy Ulverton by Adam Thorpe at You can read more book reviews or buy Ulverton by Adam Thorpe at Marie Meakings said: Hi Bookbag – Ulverton was recommended to me – with caveats – at a recent book group meeting, and I have recently ordered and received my copy.

At the heart of this novel lies the fictional village of Ulverton. It is the fixed point in a book that spans three hundred years. Different voices tell the story of Ulverton: one of Cromwell's soldiers staggers home to find his wife remarried and promptly disappears, an eighteenth century farmer carries on an affair with a maid under his wife's nose, a mother writes letters to her imprisoned /5(30).Ulverton is extraordinary in scope and ambition and the imaginative way that it deals with three centuries of seemingly authentic private experiences in rural England.

About the Author: Adam Thorpe was born in Paris in His first novel, Ulverton, was published inand he has written /5().