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Arthur & George

512 pages

Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events that made sensational headlines at the time as The Great Wyrley Outrages. With vivid imagination, Julian Barnes brings this long forgotten case to life, and explores the inner workings of these two very different men.

" Extraordinary.... First rate.... A cracking good yarn."
- "The New York Times Book Review"
" An absorbing fictional re-creation of a real-life detective story. . . . A finely evocative historical novel as well as a morally and psychologically astute glimpse into the worlds of two men."
- "Los Angeles Times Book Review"
" Masterly throughout. . . . The author keeps the reader on edge."
- "The Washington Post Book World"
" Deeply satisfying. . . . From the first chapter, Barnes has us in his thrall." - "San Francisco Chronicle"
" A page-turner.... "Arthur & George" is by far Mr. Barnes's most pressurized novel to date." - "The Wall Street Journal"
" Utterly absorbing, beautifully crafted.... Rich and immensely readable.... A stream of flawless, driving sentences.... A great novel." - "O, The Oprah Magazine"
" A marvelous book." - "Entertainment Weekly," " A"
" His most engrossing novel ever." - Jay McInerney, "The New York Observer"

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