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Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears
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Jun 03, 2003 | ISBN 9781573229869

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“A thrilling journey through history, into the human heart and soul.”&#151Washington Post

“Braiding together parallel plots of romance and political intrigue set in Provence during three dark eras, The Dream of Scipio is a murder mystery on the grandest scale…[Pears] invests his complex story with piquancy, irony, and humor. Their is much to ponder here, from Neoplatonic philosophy to anti-Semitism to public duty…Eye-opening.”&#151People

“A multilayered tale of moral choice, love, danger and loss.”&#151The New York Times Book Review

“An adventure and achievement to match An Instance of the Fingerpost.”&#151San Francisco Chronicle

“A dazzling triptych of love and ideas…Pears leaves us with a dream, not only of destruction, but of immense and unexpected heroism.”&#151Boston Globe

“[An] ambitious, heartfelt, and thought-provoking book, one that should find a home in the heart of every thinking reader.”&#151Portland Oregonian

“This is a dream that will stay with the reader for a long, long time.”&#151Montreal Gazette

“A novel for our time about all time. Wildly entertaining.”&#151The Christian Science Monitor

“Complex, surprising and thought-provoking, a dream of a novel in more senses than one.”&#151Wall Street Journal


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