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. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005000004
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004248942
Book Description The Harvill Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G0002710315I3N00
Book Description Collins Harvill : London, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Jacket price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 9815
Book Description Collins Harvill, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. The Vision of Elena Silves by Nicholas Shakespeare. 1989. Hardback. UK first edition. This was a review copy, and slip from publisher included. Book and jacket in near fine condition. Jacket has not bene price clipped, states £11.95. Bookseller Inventory #HFB000292. Bookseller Inventory # 000292
Book Description Collins Harvill, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First UK edition, first printing 1989. Very fine copy in perfect dustwrapper. Bookplate on front paste-down partly hidden by inner front flap of dustwrapper. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-6910863759
Book Description Collins Harvill, 1989. Ist edition and VG+ in a VG+ dw. No marks and not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 21327
Book Description Harvill, 1989. Soft cover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # 000632
Book Description Collins Harvill, London, 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 1st edition 1st printing hardback in clipped jacket. Both book and jacket in fine condition, with no inscriptions. Not a book club edition, ex library or a remainder. Scans available on request. Bookseller Inventory # 003957
Book Description COLLINS/HARVILL. LONDON 1989, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Fine in a fine dj. Author's FIRST novel. Bookseller Inventory # 10390