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David Mitchell's novels have captivated critics and readers alike, as his Man Booker shortlistings and Richard & Judy Book of the Year award attest. Now he has written a masterpiece. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is the kind of book that comes along once in a decade - enthralling in its storytelling, imagination and scope.
Set at a turning point in history on a tiny island attached to mainland Japan, David Mitchell's tale of power, passion and integrity transports us to a world that is at once exotic and familiar: an extraordinary place and an era when news from abroad took months to arrive, yet when people behaved as they always do - loving, lusting and yearning, cheating, fighting and killing.
Bringing to vivid life a tectonic shift between East and West, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is dramatic, funny, heartbreaking, enlightening and thought-provoking. Reading it is an unforgettable experience.
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Compared with almost everything being written now, it is vertiginously ambitious - and brilliant...He can write as thrillingly about large-scale events as he can about the tiny details of the private world. Such fluent and masterful command of both domains seems the stuff of a true artist's gifts ( The Times)
Unquestionably a marvel - entirely original among contemporary British novels, revealing its author as, surely, the most impressive fictional mind of his generation ( Observer)
Mitchell gives us a world of stories in prose that brings a lump to the throat...dive in and lose yourself in a world of incredible scope, originality and imaginative brilliance. David Mitchell has done it again. ( Independent on Sunday)
Spectacularly accomplished and thrillingly suspenseful...it brims with rich, involving and affecting humanity. ( Sunday Times)
Arguably his finest...Every sentence yields glorious surprises that no one else could think up...It will doubtless earn Mitchell his fourth Man Booker nomination and, if there's any justice, his first win. ( Sunday Telegraph)
However densely charted and richly sketched, this sumptuous imbroglio never drags...Mitchell flexes his prose virtuosity. More than before, those muscles do the heart's work. ( Independent)
Hugely enjoyable...the descriptions of Dejima and what life there must have been like are extraordinarily accurate ( Literary Review)
David Mitchell is back with a bang...superb ( Irish Independent)
For a tour de force, it's surprisingly nimble, emotionally complex and simply unforgettable. ( Scotland on Sunday)
'Ambitious and fascinating...Comparisons to Tolstoy are inevitable, and right on the money.' ( Kirkus Reviews)
A masterpiece ( Scotsman)
My favourite new novel of the year, by a very long way . . . People will still be marvelling at THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET decades after last year's award winners have been forgotten. ( Gary Dalkin, Vector, Books of the Year)
The exhilarating new novel by 'one of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country' - Boyd Tonkin, Independent.
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Book Description Sceptre, London, UK, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This true first edition, first printing (first impression) with the number "1" to the copyright page to indicate a true first print in pictorial boards. SIGNED and DATED by David Mitchell. [David Mitchell 12th September 2014]. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 003382
Book Description Sceptre, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition first impression in as new condition, flat signed by author to title page, no markings, the book has been opened for signature only, no jacket as issued, please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14071253096
Book Description Sceptre, London, UK, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A NICE CLEN AND TIGHT UK FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINT OF THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET BY DAVID MITCHELL WHICH DAVID HAS VERY KINDLY SIGNED TO THE TITLE PAGE. ALL BOOKS DESPATCHED WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP AND A CARDBOARD. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000047
Book Description London: Sceptre. 2010, SIGNED, BRITISH TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING., 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. BEAUTIFUL ART ON DURABLE CLOTH COVER; NO DJ AS ISSUED. Kirkus Review: "It's as difficult to put this novel down as it is to overestimate Mitchell's virtually unparalleled mastery of dramatic construction, illuminating characterizations and insight into historical conflict and change. Comparisons to Tolstoy are inevitable, and right on the money.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 473
Book Description Random House, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110340921560
Book Description Sceptre, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A mint first printing in illustrated boards. Unread gift condition SIGNED, LINED 'Miss Kawasemi?', SCROLLED, Publication day DATED 13th MAY 2010 by this Whitbread winning author to the title page.Elusive related bookmark loose laid.OVERSEAS AIR ONLY. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14851911035
Book Description Sceptre London, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. SUPERB unread new hardback first editionSIGNED on the title page. No flaws. This edition was issued with a decorated cloth binding and NO JACKET was issued. Language: eng. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10793734999
Book Description Sceptre, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Has a solitary 1 on copyright page denoting it's first print status. Even on publication, first printings were scarce, with many retailers having up to 5th printings! Signed, Lined "Miss Kawasemi?" & dated "13 May 2010" to the title page by David Mitchell. A More desirable collectable than the limited edition as it is signed to the title page and not on a tipped in page as used in the limited editions. The hardcover issued without a dust-wrapper in fine unread condition. Also comes with a scarce Jacob De Zoet bookmark.**************SHIPPED IN A BOX WITH PLENTY OF PROTECTION. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 87509403