Earthly Powers


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  • : $14.99(AUD)
  • : Vintage
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  • : 198mm X 129mm X 40mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : 9780099468646
  • : 14.99
  • : Random House
  • : December 2010
  • : general

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Rollicking, panoramic epic of 20th century by the author of 'A Clockwork Orange'


In Earthly Powers Burgess created his masterpiece. At its center are two twentieth-century men who represent different kinds of power--Kenneth Toomey, a past-his-prime author of mediocre fiction, a man who has outlived his contemporaries to survive into, bitter, luxurious old age, living in self-exile on Malta; and Don Carlo Campanati, a man of God, eventually of church revolution and a candidate for sainthood beloved Pope, who rises through the Vatican as a shrewd manipulator to become the architect.Through the lives of these two modern men Burgess explores the very essence of power in a narrative that spans from Hollywood, to Dublin, Nairobi, Paris, and beyond.