Modern Classics Famous Last Words

byTimothy FindleyForeword byAlberto Manguel

June 28, 2005|
Modern Classics Famous Last Words by Timothy Findley
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In the final days of the Second World War, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley scrawls his desperate account on the walls and ceilings of his ice-cold prison high in the Austrian Alps. Officers of the liberating army discover his frozen, disfigured corpse and his astonishing testament—the sordid truth that he alone possessed. Fascinated but horrified, they learn of a dazzling array of characters caught up in scandal and political corruption. The exiled Duke and Duchess of Windsor, von Ribbentrop, Hitler, Charles Lindbergh, Sir Harry Oakes—all play sinister parts in an elaborate scheme to secure world domination.
Timothy Findley (1930-2002) was one of Canada''s most compelling and best-loved writers. He is the author of The Wars, which won the Governor General''s Award and established him as one of Canada''s leading writers, as well as Pilgrim and The Piano Man''s Daughter, both finalists for The Giller Prize. His other novels, Headhunter, The ...
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Title:Modern Classics Famous Last Words
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:392 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:392 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 1 in
Published:June 28, 2005
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143051411

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