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The Newton Letter By John Banville

The Newton Letter
by John Banville

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From the author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Sea.
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The Newton Letter by John Banville

`A nearly perfectly fashioned work of art . . . The Newton Letter gave this reader such pleasurable excitement that he found it impossible to concentrate on anything until he had read it again to make sure that it seemed as good on the second reading. It did.' Irish Times

In John Banville's The Newton Letter, a historian, on the brink of completing a book on Isaac Newton, rents a cottage in southern Ireland for the summer. As the summer wears on and he dissects Newton's mental collapse of 1693 he becomes distracted by the mysterious occupants of Fern House and finds himself constructing their imagined histories to powerful effect. His elaborate attempts to decipher the complex web of relationships are, however, far from accurate . . .

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The Newton Letter Reviews

How is one to convey half-adequately that Banville's The Newton Letter is something out of the ordinary? * Sunday Times *
Banville's prose has a dazzling amplitude and resource . . . a novelist of international calibre. * Boston Globe *
Very precise and evocative . . . full of teasing alignments and variations. * Financial Times *

About John Banville

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of many highly acclaimed novels including The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize. He has received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Dublin.

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The Newton Letter by John Banville
John Banville
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Pan Macmillan
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