Zorba The Greek by Nikos KazantzakisZorba The Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Zorba The Greek

byNikos Kazantzakis

Mass Market Paperback | November 25, 2008

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Set before the start of the First World War, this moving fable sees a young English writer set out to Crete to claim a small inheritance. But when he arrives, he meets Alexis Zorba, a middle-aged Greek man with a zest for life. Zorba has had a family and many lovers, has fought in the Balkan wars, has lived and loved - he is a simple but deep man who lives every moment fully and without shame. As their friendship develops, the Englishman is gradually won over, transformed and inspired along with the reader.

Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis' most popular and enduring novel, has its origins in the author's own experiences in the Peleponnesus in the 1920s. His swashbuckling hero has legions of fans across the world and his adventures are as exhilarating now as they were on first publication in the 1950s.

Nikos Kazantzakis was born in 1883 in Herakleion on the island of Crete. During the Cretan revolt of 1897 his family was sent to the island of Naxos, where he attended the French School of the Holy Cross. From 1902 to 1906 he studied law at Athens University. He worked first as a journalist and throughout a long career wrote several...
Title:Zorba The GreekFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7 × 4.37 × 0.87 inPublished:November 25, 2008Publisher:Faber & Faber AgencyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0571241700

ISBN - 13:9780571241705

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