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Jul 01, 1997
| ISBN 9780140265842
Jun 01, 1997
| ISBN 9781101658093
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Jul 01, 1997 | ISBN 9780140265842
Jun 01, 1997 | ISBN 9781101658093
In The Discovery of Slowness, German novelist Sten Nadolny recounts the life of the nineteenth-century British explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847). The reader follows Franklin’s development from awkward schoolboy and ridiculed teenager to expedition leader, governor of Tasmania, and icon of adventure. Everyone with whom he came into contact sensed that he was a rare man, one who was “out of his time” and who moved to a different, grander beat. That beat eventually led Franklin to sail once more—on his final, fateful voyage—into the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. The Discovery of Slowness is both a riveting account of a remarkable and varied life, and a profound and thought-provoking meditation on time.
Sten Nadolny is the author of several novels, including The Discovery of Slowness. He lives in Germany.
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