The Quickening Maze: A Novel

The Quickening Maze: A Novel

by Adam Foulds
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The Quickening Maze: A Novel by Adam Foulds

“It has been a while since I have read a book as richly sown with beauty . . . A remarkable work, remarkable for the precision and vitality of its perceptions and for the successful intricacy of its prose.” —James Wood, The New Yorker

A visionary novel by "one of the most talented writers of his generation"—The Times Literary Supplement
 
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 

Based on real events, The Quickening Maze won over UK critics and readers alike with its rapturous prose and vivid exploration of poetry and madness. Historically accurate yet brilliantly imagined, this is the debut publication of this elegant and riveting novel in the United States.

In 1837, after years of struggling with alcoholism and depression, the great nature poet John Clare finds himself in High Beach—a mental institution located in Epping Forest on the outskirts of London. It is not long before another famed writer, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and grows entwined in the catastrophic schemes of the hospital's owner, the peculiar Dr. Matthew Allen, his lonely adolescent daughter, and a coterie of mysterious local characters. With lyrical grace, the cloistered world of High Beach and its residents are brought richly to life in this enchanting book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143117797
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/29/2010
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 670,470
Product dimensions: 5.09(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Adam Foulds is a British novelist and poet. His most recent books are In the Wolf's Mouth and The Broken Word, which won the Costa Poetry Award and the Somerset Maugham Award. He has recently been awarded the E. M. Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists.

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