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Elizabeth Finch - Julian Barnes

Elizabeth Finch - Julian Barnes

Title: Elizabeth Finch

Signed first edition, first printing

Author:  Julian Barnes

ISBN:  9781787333932

Weight:  646 g



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Elizabeth Finch by Julian Barnes

We’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Finch.
We invite you to take her course in Culture and Civilisation.
She will change the way you see the world.

‘The task of the present is to correct our understanding of the past.  And that task becomes the more urgent when the past cannot be corrected.’

Elizabeth Finch was a teacher, a thinker, an inspiration – always rigorous, always thoughtful.  With measured empathy, she guided her students to develop meaningful ideas and to discover their centres of seriousness.

As Neil, a former student, unpacks Elizabeth’s notebooks, and remembers her uniquely inquisitive mind, her passion for reason resonates through the years.  Her ideas unlock the philosophies of the past, and explore key events that show us how to make sense of our lives today.  And underpinning them all is the story of J – Julian the Apostate, her historical soulmate and fellow challenger to the institutional and monotheistic thinking that has always threatened to divide us.

This is more than a novel.  It’s a loving tribute to philosophy, a careful evaluation of history, an invitation to think for ourselves.  It’s a moment to reflect and to gently explore our own theories and assumptions.  It is truly a balm for our times.

Peer & Press Reviews

Everything Barnes writes changes everything…  Barnes’s latest novel, must be read at least twice for the full force of its voltage to be felt…  A cryptic crossword of a novel, Elizabeth Finch is a tricksier and even brainier version of Flaubert’s Parrot.

Frances Wilson, The Oldie

A singular tale.

Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail (Books to Look Out For 2022)

Elizabeth Finch only toys with the possibility of being an anti-Brexit screed…  It’s more concerned with disappointment, hidden desires, mis-understandings and the irrecoverability of the past.

Henry Hitchings, Spectator

Bibliographic Info

TitleElizabeth Finch
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Jacket noteThe die cut circle / half circle shapes on the front of the jacket are designed to show glimpses of the book’s pictorial boards.
These are printed with a photograph from The Eye of Love series by Swiss photographer René Groebli.
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the tipped-in title page
Book Stats
PublisherVintage Publishing
ImprintJonathan Cape
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139781787333932
FormatHardcover [pictorial boards], with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)223 x 145 x 22mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photographMarzena Pogorzaly
DesignSuzanne Dean
Cover photographRené Groebli (from The Eye of Love series)

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