The Succession

The Succession

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by George Garrett
     
 
“This is surely the best historical novel in many years,” wrote Peter S. Prescott in Newsweek about Death of the Fox, George Garrett’s unparalleled reentry, into the heart of the English Renaissance. His new novel, The Succession, is surely the finest since: a triumph of intellect and imagination that once more brilliantly re-creates

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“This is surely the best historical novel in many years,” wrote Peter S. Prescott in Newsweek about Death of the Fox, George Garrett’s unparalleled reentry, into the heart of the English Renaissance. His new novel, The Succession, is surely the finest since: a triumph of intellect and imagination that once more brilliantly re-creates Elizabethan England.

After decades of rule, Elizabeth I lies dying. She has overcomes the Spanish, the Pope, power-hungry noblemen, even her beloved Essex. England is prospering under her; she is, they say, married to it. Who will succeed her? Who can? To read The Succession is to be plunged into the last days of this great age, to experience its humanity, color, pageantry, and drama; its grandeur, squalor, splendor, and folly. And to better imagine the procession that came before us (in any land) and the succession to follow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804151870
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/18/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
677,699
File size:
4 MB

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The Succession 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AnonMI More than 1 year ago
I owned this book in hard copy along with The Death of the Fox and Enter the Sun.   I loaned them to a friend who was  unable to return them before her death and I could not bring myself to ask for them back. I've lived for ages in great hope that I would be able to own all three again and on my Nook, so that I could spend the remaining days of my life reading and re-reading three of the most beautifully written and marvelously told stories that I have ever read.    Anyone who can read any of these books and not be taken into Garrett's spell is hard to imagine.