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A first novel by the author of "Londoners" and set in the colonial city of Belen in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, this is the story of a love affair between Gabriel, a young revolutionary, and Elvina Silva, the beautiful descendant of Portuguese rubber barons.
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"Written with precision, clarity and rare beauty... Alongside Salman Rushdie and the late Bruce Chatwin, Shakespeare now joins the ranks of the New Exotics school" (Robert Carver New Statesman)
"A story of love and insurrection brilliantly told... A remarkable debut... one of the best books about the continent written by an outsider" (Sunday Times)
"An Englishman's novel of magic realism, flavoured with the more traditional English spices such as thriller and tourchsong, and a touch of Anglo-Saxon irony... A fine literary novel, combining several traditions and genres of fiction" (The Times)
"A dénouement that is unexpected, shocking and brilliantly conceived... I closed the novel with both satisfaction and regret" (Literary Review)
"The Vision of Elena Silves is a terrific novel" (John Sutherland London Review of Books)
'Love, violence, revolution and death... A novel of action in the best tradition of Conrad and Greene’ - Literary Review
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award.
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR005000004
Book Description -. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. The Vision of Elena Silves This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9780002710312
Book Description - -. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 6545-9780002710312
Book Description The Harvill Press, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Seller Inventory # BBI2564808
Book Description Collins Harvill, London, 1989. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 250 pages, very clean, bright and tight. Black boards with gilt titles. D/j still has price corner. Ex library- 2 stamps on f.e.p.and one inside back cover. F.f.e.p. has been neatly removed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 012015
Book Description Collins Harvill, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Flat signed by the author. Light wear to boards with a slight lean. Content is clean with some marks on the outer edge pages. Good DJ with stains. Seller Inventory # 9999-9996253255
Book Description Condition: Good. Good Offered by the UK charity Langdon: supporting young people with disabilities. Seller Inventory # box1074/gabs1
Book Description London: Collins Harvill, 1989. 1st edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. Contents: pages very good and clean. No markings and no inscriptions. Dustwrapper: just very slight shelf-wear to extremities, otherwise very good, clean and bright. No price-clipping. A very good, tight copy. 250 pp. Seller Inventory # 26660
Book Description Harvill, 1989. Soft cover. Condition: Good. First Edition. A good, RARE and SCARCE FIRST Editiion ARC/PROOF from a small print run. Shakespear's first novel. In green lettering covers as issued. Hadnwriting on front. #H1. Book. Seller Inventory # 000632
Book Description Collins Harvill, Londra, 1989. Rilegato. Condition: buono stato. Seller Inventory # FIC 0152