Presents the reader with a portrait of the birth and death of Ottoman civilization and chronicles with compassion the misfortunes of Western Christians, Orthodox Christians, Muslims and Jews, unable to reconcile their vastly disparate loyalties.
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"The wealth and variety of its fictional elements carry it so far beyond the confines of a straightforward novel, it cannot be limited to such a description. It puts one in mind of a collection of tales, but no collection of tales (not even A Thousand and One Nights or Washington Irving's stories) ever possessed such a unity and continuity of theme." (George Perec Le Monde)
"The best kind of fictionalised history." ( Daily Telegraph)
"Andric possess the rare gift in a historical novelist of creating a period-piece, full of local colour, and at the same time characters who might have been living today." ( Times Literary Supplement)
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Book Description The Harvill Press, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002730006