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    Read & Download Arthur George (E–pub/Pdf) Arthur George BY Julian Barnes Julian Barnes ☆ 6 Read & Download A thoroughly enjoyable and from what I can divine historically accurate telling of the intersecting lives of George Edalji and Sir A

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    Julian Barnes ☆ 6 Read & Download (E–pub/Pdf) Arthur George BY Julian Barnes THE BLURB As boys George the son of a Midlands vicar and Arthur living in shabby genteel Edinburgh find themselves in a vast and complex world at the heart of the British Empire Years later—one struggling with his identity in a world hostile to his ancestry the other creating the world’s most famous detective while in love with a woman who is not his wife–their fates become inextricably connectedIn 'Arthur George' Julian Ba

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    Summary Ù PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Julian Barnes Julian Barnes ☆ 6 Read & Download (E–pub/Pdf) Arthur George BY Julian Barnes It is all in the themes I guess and few writers write about themes that get under my skin in uite the same way that Barnes does All the same I’d better not run ahead of myselfThis book is based on a true story I had wondered if it was true as I was reading it and although I knew that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was or less real if somewhat larger than life there was still the possibility that Barnes had just slotted him into a work of otherw

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Arthur George BY Julian Barnes The eponymous Arthur is Arthur Conan Doyle who is living in Edinburgh George is the son of a Midlands vicar The novel is set in late Victorian Britain and follows the lives of both boys through to adulthood One follows Law the other Medicine One is a victim of a series of bizarre pranks; neither's destiny is what it first appears t

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    Summary Ù PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Julian Barnes (E–pub/Pdf) Arthur George BY Julian Barnes Julian Barnes ☆ 6 Read & Download Arthur George is historical fiction at its best This novel trails two lives George an Anglo Indian son of a vicar and the famed author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle George who is possibly on the Asperger syndrome spectrum suffers racism and prejudice from the all white English children doesn't look like much has changed in parts of the UK today at school As an adult little has changed in the small town as George is framed and s

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    Summary Ù PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Julian Barnes Julian Barnes ☆ 6 Read & Download Read & Download Arthur George What a great premise for a work of historical fiction Take a larger than life figure known to all make him larger still and overlay his story on top of one with little fame but deserving of The acclaimed character was Sir A

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Arthur George BY Julian Barnes Summary Ù PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Julian Barnes Read & Download Arthur George I find reading about real life miscarriages of justice very disturbing particularly when they occur in a country with a well developed legal system in which the rule of law prevails They make interesting reading though and this account of an early 20th century miscarriage of justice is no exception It's made all the interesting by the involvement of the “Arthur” of the title – Arthur Conan Doyle The story should be better

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Arthur George BY Julian Barnes I give five stars sparingly so I was torn between giving and four and a five here Ultimately though when I considered that I'd put aside all other tasks one weekend to devote to finishing this book I decided that this was

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Arthur George BY Julian Barnes The lives of two very different men intersected in the early 20th Century Arthur Conan Doyle was the famous author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries a medical doctor and a sportsman George Edalji was the son of a Vicar fro

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Arthur George BY Julian Barnes Revisited for the 2019 Mookse Madness tournamentA book I originally read for my Book Group in 2006 alongside re reading a number of Sherlock Holmes stories I would count myself as a Holmes fan having read all of the original adventures and short storiesThis novel tells two stories from childhood – Arthur Conan Doyle and George Edalji – a half caste son a Parsee Staffordshire vicar George and his family do not mix w

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Read & Download Arthur George ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB E two very different men The reader sees them both with stunning clarity and almost inhabits them as they face the vicissitudes of their lives whether in the dock hearing a verdict of guilty or trying to live an honourable life while desperately in love with another woman This is a novel in which the events of a hundred years ago constantly set off contemporary echoes a novel about low crime and high spirituality guilt and innocence identity nationality and race; about what we think what we believe and what we know Julian Barnes has long been recognised as one of Britain's most remarkable writers While those already familiar with his work will enjoy its elegance its wit its profound wisdom about the human condition Arthur George will surely find him an entirely new audience. I find reading about real life miscarriages of justice very disturbing particularly when they occur in a country with a well developed legal system in which the rule of law prevails They make interesting reading though and this account of an early 20th century miscarriage of justice is no exception It s made all the interesting by the involvement of the Arthur of the title Arthur Conan Doyle The story should be better known given its importance to the English legal system and therefore to legal systems based on the English systemWhile Arthur Conan Doyle needs no introduction I d not heard of the George of the title previously He is George Edalji an Anglo Indian solicitor and son of a clergyman The narrative in alternating chapters follows the lives of both men from childhood onwards It s a well written novel that in content although not in style reads like non fiction As far as I can gather from some cursory research on the interwebs Barnes got the history right Not much can be said about that history without going into spoilers Suffice to say the miscarriage of justice sees Edjali convicted or a crime he didn t commit and Doyle involved in a campaign to exonerate him Those aspects of the narrative were uite enough to ensure that the lawyer in me remained interested However this is also in effect a biography of Conan Doyle I ve read my fair share of Sherlock Holmes stories but I m not a die hard fan and I wouldn t have gone out of my way to read a conventional biography of their author There was a section in the middle of the book dealing if I remember correctly with Conan Doyle s marital woes that I found less then totally compelling but still interesting enough I ve not read Barnes before although I ve always meant to I liked his prose a lot I also liked the narrative structure the evocation of time and place and the manner in which the two central characters are developed However in this case it s the book for me rather than the author While I don t see myself racing off to read Barnes entire oeuvre I very much enjoyed reading this sample of it Anyone with an interest in the legal system will probably have a similar reaction

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Read & Download Arthur George ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2005Arthur and George grow up worlds and miles apart in late nineteenth century Britain Arthur in shabby genteel Edinburgh George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village Arthur becomes a doctor and then a writer; George a solicitor in Birmingham Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age George remains in hardworking obscurity But as the new century begins they are brought together by a seuence of events which made sensational headlines at the time as The Great Wyrley OutragesGeorge Edjali's father is Indian his mother Scottish When the family begins to receive vicious anonymous letters many about their son they put it down to racial prejudice They appeal to the police to no less than the Chief Constab. A thoroughly enjoyable and from what I can divine historically accurate telling of the intersecting lives of George Edalji and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The former being the earnest son of a country Vicar a myopic solicitor who also happens to be half South Asian in ancestry The latter being the fascinating chivalrous athletic literary inventor of Sherlock Holmes Their lives meet for less than a year when Doyle comes across Edalji s case one which can only be described as a grave miscarriage of justice and does everything in his power to right George s wronged nameThis is the first time I have read a book by Julian Barnes and I m very impressed This was meticulously researched and beautifully written He brought out the characters fairly without being overly sentimental He was uite thorough beginning at childhood for both the main characters so it isn t until the halfway point that Arthur and George finally meet While this provides richness to the story it also makes for a rather slow start to the bookIn addition to following the case which highlights the racism experienced by an English man in his own country there is going on here Stories of love and marriages and themes of religious belief including the controversial spiritism light the pages The contrast of George s small and humble life with Doyle s far reaching enigmatic one The power of rumour and suggestion I also was very interested in how Doyle found real life sleuthing somehow deflating vs the way truth shows itself in satisfying drama in booksOther tidbits I savoured ACD felt embarrassed and punished by the character of his famous detective guests at Sir Arthur s 2nd wedding featured literary luminaries such as Bram Stoker and JM Barrie Doyle investigated and helped to exonerate other wrongfully convicted people in his life and also played amateur sleuth in the 5 day disappearance of new mystery writer Agatha ChristieNot a fast page turner this is a rich and thoughtful homage to two very differing people who had a meaningful impact on each other s lives

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Read & Download Arthur George ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Le but to their dismay he appears to suspect George of being the letters' author Then someone starts slashing horses and livestock Again the police seem to suspect the shy aloof Birmingham solicitor He is arrested and on the flimsiest evidence sent to trial found guilty and sentenced to seven years' hard labourArthur Conan Doyle famous as the creator of the world's greatest detective is mourning his first wife having been chastely in love for ten years with the woman who was to become his second when he hears about the Edjali case Incensed at this obvious miscarriage of justice he is galvanised into trying to clear George's nameWith a mixture of detailed research and vivid imagination Julian Barnes brings to life not just this long forgotten case but the inner lives of thes. What a great premise for a work of historical fiction Take a larger than life figure known to all make him larger still and overlay his story on top of one with little fame but deserving of The acclaimed character was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who turned out to be even intriguing than his detective stories would suggest From early days in Mam s kitchen listening to chivalric tales of adventure to heroics in sports and at war Arthur liked thinking of himself as an honorable knight of the realm Sherlock if anything is downplayed in this account while the events ultimately connecting Arthur to George are brought to the fore Without tripping the spoiler alarm I can say that George had a stolid less imaginative life growing up in a vicarage His small bit of fame made uite a story though And thanks to Arthur post Victorian England came to know it And thanks to Julian Barnes we ve come to know it too Barnes made the telling seem so effortless He evoked the formal era but in a readable way What s he gave the characters plausible words and thoughts It was well researched clearly often using personal letters as sources The only reason I take a star away from an otherwise fabulous book is that an extrapolation in George s thoughts at the end didn t ring true for me I strongly recommend 998% of this book and I thank the astute Anglophile I married for recommending it to me

  • Hardcover
  • 360
  • Arthur George
  • Julian Barnes
  • English
  • 10 November 2018
  • 9780224077033