Gunesekera, Romesh The Prisoner of Paradise

ISBN 13: 9781408830376

The Prisoner of Paradise

3.16 avg rating
( 107 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781408830376: The Prisoner of Paradise
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Lucy Gladwell arrives in Mauritius from England to live with her aunt and uncle at their grand plantation house. Under the surface of this beautiful island paradise, poised between India and Africa, there is unease, and Lucy cannot help but feel discomfited by the restrictions she sees around her, and by the strangely attractive Don Lambodar, a young translator from Ceylon. It is 1825: the age of slavery is coming to its messy end, and word is lapping against the shores of the island of a charismatic new Indian leader who will shine the light of liberty. For Lucy, for Don, for everyone on the island, a devastating storm is coming...

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Gunesekera's lush descriptions make you see and smell the island and feel its hot, damp air on your skin (Spectator)

A terrific read: pacy, political, moral, atmospheric and yes, definitely romantic ...The film is waiting to be made. It's all there: an inverted but murky Pride and Prejudice, paradise spoilt, ill-fated lovers, rascals, imperial wickedness, the cunning of natives, plots and melees and a host of fabulous flowers ... Exquisite prose awakens all the senses (Yasmin Alibhai-Brown Independent)

Gunesekera is strikingly adept at delineating the landscape of rootlessness ... [He] has a gentle, generous, deceptively light touch (Sunday Times)

Gunesekera's mellifluous prose alone is worth the price of admission. His description here of a first kiss has surely never been bettered (Daily Mail)

Gunesekera's storytelling is languorous, atmospheric, imagistic (Guardian)

Seriously and movingly, The Prisoner of Paradise contains a very modern message: a plea for the book. It has as much to say about writing as it has about love and colonial misery ... Here are the genuine answers, colourful, arresting, fresh and enormous as any opera (Todd McEwan Glasgow Herald)

In this blisteringly lucid novel, it's as if Jane Austen, John Keats, Charles Dickens and even William Burroughs have clubbed together to render a masterful double-take on the 19th century's own ideas of romance and empire, rendered in a colossally skilful, flexible hybrid of the best of English prose and prosody (Herald Scotland)

Book Description:

A lyrical, beguiling story of slavery, freedom, identity and forbidden love from the Booker-shortlisted author of Reef

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781408804261: The Prisoner of Paradise

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1408804263 ISBN 13: 9781408804261
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012
Hardcover

9781445841359: The Prisoner of Paradise

Windsor, 2012
Hardcover

9781408825662: The Prisoner of Paradise

Blooms..., 2012
Softcover

9781445841342: The Prisoner of Paradise

Paragon, 2013
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Gunesekera, Romesh
Published by Bloomsbury Paperbacks (2013)
ISBN 10: 140883037X ISBN 13: 9781408830376
New Paperback Quantity Available: 19
Seller:
Y-Not-Books
(Hereford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Paperbacks, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Next day dispatch. International delivery available. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Seller Inventory # mon0000146883

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 1.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Gunesekera, Romesh
Published by Bloomsbury Paperbacks (2013)
ISBN 10: 140883037X ISBN 13: 9781408830376
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Orbiting Books
(Hereford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Paperbacks, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Seller Inventory # mon0000456089

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 1.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Gunesekera, Romesh
Published by Bloomsbury Paperbacks (2013)
ISBN 10: 140883037X ISBN 13: 9781408830376
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
WYEMART LIMITED
(HEREFORD, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Paperbacks, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. All items inspected and guaranteed. All Orders Dispatched from the UK within one working day. Established business with excellent service record. Seller Inventory # mon0000072065

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 3.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Gunesekera, Romesh
Published by Bloomsbury Paperbacks (2013)
ISBN 10: 140883037X ISBN 13: 9781408830376
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bestsellersuk
(Hereford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Paperbacks, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â " all orders are dispatched next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0000385119

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 1.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 6.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Romesh Gunesekera
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 140883037X ISBN 13: 9781408830376
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Lucy Gladwell arrives in Mauritius from England to live with her aunt and uncle at their grand plantation house. Under the surface of this beautiful island paradise, poised between India and Africa, there is unease, and Lucy cannot help but feel discomfited by the restrictions she sees around her, and by the strangely attractive Don Lambodar, a young translator from Ceylon. It is 1825: the age of slavery is coming to its messy end, and word is lapping against the shores of the island of a charismatic new Indian leader who will shine the light of liberty. For Lucy, for Don, for everyone on the island, a devastating storm is coming. Seller Inventory # APE9781408830376

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 9.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Gunesekera, Romesh
Published by Bloomsbury Paperbacks (2013)
ISBN 10: 140883037X ISBN 13: 9781408830376
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Pearlydewdrops
(Streat, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Paperbacks, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Seller Inventory # mon0000033169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 0.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Romesh Gunesekera
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 140883037X ISBN 13: 9781408830376
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Lucy Gladwell arrives in Mauritius from England to live with her aunt and uncle at their grand plantation house. Under the surface of this beautiful island paradise, poised between India and Africa, there is unease, and Lucy cannot help but feel discomfited by the restrictions she sees around her, and by the strangely attractive Don Lambodar, a young translator from Ceylon. It is 1825: the age of slavery is coming to its messy end, and word is lapping against the shores of the island of a charismatic new Indian leader who will shine the light of liberty. For Lucy, for Don, for everyone on the island, a devastating storm is coming. Seller Inventory # ASF9781408830376

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 12.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Romesh Gunesekera
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 140883037X ISBN 13: 9781408830376
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Lucy Gladwell arrives in Mauritius from England to live with her aunt and uncle at their grand plantation house. Under the surface of this beautiful island paradise, poised between India and Africa, there is unease, and Lucy cannot help but feel discomfited by the restrictions she sees around her, and by the strangely attractive Don Lambodar, a young translator from Ceylon. It is 1825: the age of slavery is coming to its messy end, and word is lapping against the shores of the island of a charismatic new Indian leader who will shine the light of liberty. For Lucy, for Don, for everyone on the island, a devastating storm is coming. Seller Inventory # ASF9781408830376

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 12.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Gunesekera, Romesh
Published by BLOOMSBURY
ISBN 10: 140883037X ISBN 13: 9781408830376
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AG Library
(Malaga, Spain)

Book Description BLOOMSBURY. Condition: New. *** Nota: Los envíos a España peninsular, Baleares y Canarias se realizan a través de mensajería urgente. No aceptamos pedidos con destino a Ceuta y Melilla. EL COSTE DE ENVÍO A CANARIAS ES 11.49 EUROS. Si ha realizado un pedido con destino a CANARIAS no podemos hacer el envío con el coste actual. Nos pondremos en contacto con usted para comunicar el coste total del envío a Canarias y si está de acuerdo, Abebooks le efectuará el cargo adicional. Seller Inventory # 8788926

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 7.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 6.33
From Spain to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Gunesekera Romesh
Published by Bloomsbury (2013)
ISBN 10: 140883037X ISBN 13: 9781408830376
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury, 2013. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __140883037X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 10.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 7.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds