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Matthew Kneale (born 24 November 1960) is a British writer, best known for his 2000 novel English Passengers. Kneale was born in London, the son of screenwriter Nigel Kneale, and the children's writer Judith Kerr.
Matthew Kneale (born 24 November 1960) is a British writer, best known for his 2000 novel English Passengers. He was brought up in Barnes, attended Latymer Upper School in West London, and then studied modern history at Magdalen College, Oxford.
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Acclaim for Matthew Kneale’s English Passengers ‘‘As horrifying as it is funny. ago time and a faraway place. ’ - Entertainment Weekly. ‘Some novels are to be savored while curling up in front of a roaring fire. Matthew Kneale’s robust and rollicking historical novel English Passengers is one of the. .So get com-fortable-and be prepared to enter a fascinating world.
Only 20 left in stock (more on the way). The book makes an interesting companion to Barry Unsworth's SACRED HUNGER, another novel that deals with English attitudes towards other races in the context of a sea story, though Unsworth's book is set almost a century earlier. Both books also touch upon the concept of a utopian society, and the various forces which inevitably destroy it. Readers who have enjoyed one book should certainly try the other.
Instead of getting meat cooking on the fire, which was my great desire, I got a war. I never saw one before, no, but I heard stories from Tartoyen, while some things you do understand even without knowing. This was no battle yet, but nearly, with mine on one side and Roingin on other. That was a mystery to confound, yes, as Roingin never could be here, in the world, but must stay in theirs, as everybody knew. Also they weren't enough. Roingin were famous for being many but now they were fewer than mine. Still I could see they were strong, as they had more spears.
This novel would not have been possible without their generous help. ray someone intelligent and interested in words, who is from a culture wholly remote from that of white men but has been educated by them, absorbing English phrases, both formal and informal, that were common in the 1830s. MoreLess Show More Show Less.
Matthew Kneale lives in Oxford, England. English Passengers won the Whitbread Book of the Year 2000 award and was nominated for the 2000 Booker Prize. Kneale currently resides in London, Ontario. Библиографические данные.
Ix, 462 pages ; 20 cm. This novel tells two parallel stories: one of three eccentric Englishmen who set sail for Tasmania to find the garden of Eden; the other of a young Tasmanian aborigine and his tribe. This novel tells two parallel stories: one of three eccentric Englishmen who set sail for Tasmania to find the garden of Eden; the other of a young Tasmanian aborigine and his tribe, struggling against the invading British, who prove as lethal in their good intentions as in their cruelty. Originally published: London : Hamish Hamilton, 2000.
Christopher Columbus was looking for a passage to India when he ran full-tilt boogie into the Americas. In 1857 when Captain Illiam Quillian Kewley and his band of rum smugglers from the Isle of Man have most of their contraband confiscated by British Customs, they are forced to put their ship up for charter. The only takers are two eccentric Englishmen who want to embark for the other side of the globe.
Meanwhile, an aboriginal in Tasmania named Peevay recounts his people's struggles against the invading British, a story that begins in 1824, moves into the present with approach of the English passengers in 1857, and extends into the future in 1870. These characters and many others come together in a storm of voices that vividly bring a past age to life.
Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, Vol. 24: Jan. 3, 1870-Dec. 31, 1870 epub fb2
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