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A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

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Written by Julian BarnesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Julian Barnes

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: November 27, 1990
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-73137-5 (0-679-73137-7)
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It's a hilariously revisionist account of Noah's ark, narrated by a passenger who doesn't appear in Genesis. It's a sneak preview of heaven. It encompasses the stories of a cruise ship hijacked by terrorists and of woodworms tried for blasphemy in sixteenth century France. In short, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters is a grandly ambitious and inventive work of fiction, in the traditions of Joyce and Calvino, from the author of the widely acclaimed Flaubert's Parrot, also available in Vintage International paperback.