Knowledge Of Angels

By: Jill Paton Walsh

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First edition in a dust jacket. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Although set in an idyllic setting - "an island somewhat like Mallorca, but not Mallorca" - Knowledge of Angels is essentially tragic in outcome. The stranger Palinor, a modern thinker from an advanced society, is cast ashore on the beach of a medieval culture where faith is all. Eventually he suffers torture and death for his rationalist beliefs in individual choice. The thoughtful Cardinal-prince who rules Grandinsula uses the wolf-girl Amara as a blank slate in an attempt to establish whether a knowledge of God is inherent in the human condition. The book is unread, near fine.

Title: Knowledge Of Angels

Author Name: Jill Paton Walsh

Categories: Fiction, Antiquarian & collectable,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, Green Bay Publications: 1994

Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket

Type: Book

Item: 1.00 kg

Seller ID: 81473

Keywords: Fiction;Antiquarian & collectable,