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Kepler: A novel - John Banville
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[SR: 801309], Paperback, [EAN: 9780679743705], Vintage, Vintage, Book, [PU: Vintage], 1993-10-05, Vintage, In a brilliant illumination of the Renaissance mind, acclaimed Irish novelist John Banville re-creates the life of Johannes Kepler and his incredible drive to chart the orbits of the planets and the geometry of the universe. Wars, witchcraft, and disease rage throughout Europe. For this court mathematician, vexed by domestic strife, appalled by the religious upheavals that have driven him from exile to exile, and vulnerable to the whims of his eccentric patrons, astronomy is a quest for some form of divine order. For all the mathematical precision of his exploration, though, it is a seemingly elusive quest until he makes one glorious and profound discovery., 10090, Historical, 10016, British & Irish, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10129, Contemporary, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10132, Literary, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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[SR: 801309], Paperback, [EAN: 9780679743705], Vintage, Vintage, Book, [PU: Vintage], 1993-10-05, Vintage, In a brilliant illumination of the Renaissance mind, acclaimed Irish novelist John Banville re-creates the life of Johannes Kepler and his incredible drive to chart the orbits of the planets and the geometry of the universe. Wars, witchcraft, and disease rage throughout Europe. For this court mathematician, vexed by domestic strife, appalled by the religious upheavals that have driven him from exile to exile, and vulnerable to the whims of his eccentric patrons, astronomy is a quest for some form of divine order. For all the mathematical precision of his exploration, though, it is a seemingly elusive quest until he makes one glorious and profound discovery., 10090, Historical, 10016, British & Irish, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10129, Contemporary, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10132, Literary, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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In a brilliant illumination of the Renaissance mind, acclaimed Irish novelist John Banville re-creates the life of Johannes Kepler and his incredible drive to chart the orbits of the planets and the geometry of the universe. Wars, witchcraft, and disease rage throughout Europe. For this court mathematician, vexed by domestic strife, appalled by the religious upheavals that have driven him from exile to exile, and vulnerable to the whims of his eccentric patrons, astronomy is a quest for some form of divine order. For all the mathematical precision of his exploration, though, it is a seemingly elusive quest until he makes one glorious and profound discovery. contemporary,fiction,genre fiction,historical,literary,literature and fiction,world literature Literature & Fiction, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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A historical novel based on the life and work of Johannes Kepler, the great astronomer of the 17th-century, which was winner of "The Guardian" Fiction Prize in 1981. The author also wrote "Doctor Copernicus" which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1976 and "The Newton Letter". Fiction Fiction eBook, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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Offers a fictional portrait of scientist-astronomer Johannes Kepler and a recreation of the religious upheaval, political turmoil, scientific discoveries, and significant personages of early seventeenth-century Europe Books, [PU: Random House; Alfred A. Knopf]

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‘Superbly illuminates the man, the time, and the everlasting quest for knowledge’ Observer Johannes Kepler, born in 1571 in south Germany, was one of the world’s greatest mathematicians and astronomers. This novel brilliantly recreates his life and his incredible drive to chart the orbits of the planets and the geometry of the universe while being driven from exile to exile by religious and domestic strife. At the same time it illuminates the harsh realities of the Renaissance world; rich in imaginative daring but rooted in poverty, squalor and the tyrannical power of emperors. ‘Narrative art at a positively symphonic level’ Guardian ‘One knows one is in the presence of a writer extraordinary. Wearing his vast research lightly, Mr Banville not only summons Kepler and his company of vivid souls but leads us into the small dark rooms’ Sunday Telegraph ‘This very distinguished novel . . . is done with very considerable skill; it suggests that this is what such a life must indeed have been like and the result is a wonderfully human figure, rife with feelings, principles, regrets and courage’ Sunday Times ‘An outstandingly good novel . . . a novel that dramatizes and celebrates intellectua

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780679743705
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0679743707
Paperback
Publishing year: 1993
Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
208 Pages
Weight: 0,231 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780679743705

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