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First Light

Ackroyd, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0802111610 / ISBN 13: 9780802111616
Verlag: Grove Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1989
Gebraucht Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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Titel: First Light

Verlag: Grove Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1989

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine

Auflage: First Edition.

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Written by the author of "Hawksmoor", winner of the Whitbread Prize for Fiction, and "Chatterton", this is a pastoral novel of the late 20th century in which the author meditates on the nature of history, the problem of time and the true qualities of the English landscape.

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First Light is not the darkest of Peter Ackroyd's novels (Hawksmoor has that honor), but fans of the macabre will relish its exhilarating combination of cosmic awe, ancient beings, and creepy underground tunnels, in a humorous suspense story as cleverly paced as a Hitchcock thriller. The story is that the excavation of a neolithic, astronomically aligned grave under the pastoral hills of Dorset, England, coincides with the startling reappearance of ancient stars (including H. P. Lovecraft's Aldebaran) in the night sky. A group of deliciously eccentric characters--archaeologists, astronomers, a stuffy civil servant, a stand-up comic, and vaguely menacing local villagers--converge at the site and collide with each other. As Gabriele Annan wrote in the London Sunday Telegraph, "Ackroyd is such a master of mood, of tension, angst, foreboding, frisson, but also of tenderness and exultation, that one is drawn into his tale as by a magus."

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