The Resource The mirror & the light, Hilary Mantel

The mirror & the light, Hilary Mantel

Label
The mirror & the light
Title
The mirror & the light
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Mantel
Title variation
Mirror and the light
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?" England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen before Jane dies giving birth to the male heir he most craves. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to the breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him? With The Mirror & the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man's vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion, and courage"--
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10848650
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mantel, Hilary
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.A438
LC item number
M36 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Wolf Hall trilogy
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cromwell, Thomas
  • Great Britain
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Cromwell, Thomas
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The mirror & the light, Hilary Mantel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1128890576
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S edition.
Extent
xvii, 757 pages
Isbn
9780805096606
Lccn
2019051189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1128890576
Label
The mirror & the light, Hilary Mantel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1128890576
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S edition.
Extent
xvii, 757 pages
Isbn
9780805096606
Lccn
2019051189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1128890576

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