Doctor Copernicus

Doctor Copernicus

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by John Banville
     
 

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Sixteenth century Europe is teeming with change and controversy: wars are being waged by princes and bishops and the repercussions of Luther are being felt through a convulsing Germany. In a remote corner of Poland a modest canon is practicing medicine and studying the heavens, preparing a theory that will shatter the medieval view of the universe. In this astonishing

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Sixteenth century Europe is teeming with change and controversy: wars are being waged by princes and bishops and the repercussions of Luther are being felt through a convulsing Germany. In a remote corner of Poland a modest canon is practicing medicine and studying the heavens, preparing a theory that will shatter the medieval view of the universe. In this astonishing work of historical imagination, John Banville offers a vivid portrait of a man of painful reticence, haunted by a malevolent brother and baffled by the conspiracies that rage around him and his ideas. For in a world that is equal parts splendor and barbarism, an obscure cleric who seeks "the secret music of the universe" poses a most devastating threat.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
These unusually fine biographical novels vivify Copernicus, the man who reshaped the medieval world view, and 16th-century German astronomer Johannes Kepler, whose science was a means to pursue the nature of God. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307817136
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/14/2012
Series:
Vintage International
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,055,986
File size:
2 MB

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Banville writes a dangerous and clear-running prose and has grim gist of seeing people's souls.
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