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The Dream of Scipio

Pears, Iain (Book - 2002)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Dream of Scipio
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From the author of An Instance of the Fingerpost comes this anticipated novel that is constructed around Provence in three different centuries, and each has at its heart a love story. Expertly imagined and perfectly realized, The Dream of Scipio is a feat of storytelling.
Authors: Pears, Iain
Title: The dream of Scipio
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2002
Characteristics: 398 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Iain Pears
ISBN: 157322202X
Branch Call Number: FICTION PEARS
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Love stories
LCCN: 2001058916
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Three narratives, set in the fifth, fourteenth, and twentieth centuries, all with a love story at its center, all hinging on the capacity of humans for cruelty and kindness.

Three narratives, set in the fifth, fourteenth, and twentieth centuries, all revolving around an ancient text and each with a love story at its center.

The Dream of Scipio follows the lives of three deeply thoughtful and philosophical men who who lived in France’s Provence in three different centuries of great upheaval and face terrible decisions which try their deepest beliefs.

Three historical settings and three love stories weave together in this acclaimed novel, set in Provence.


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Jun 14, 2011
  • teachergal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Three complementary and emotionally intelligent stories set against the destruction of three vastly different cultures and belief systems - all having been based near or in Avignon. Complex and historically rich, this book blends and interogates humanism and faith. One of the best books that I read last year!

Aug 02, 2010
  • johnwilla rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An interesting and troubling book, goes from epoch to epoch around the excavation of a Roman home, offering vignettes of people associated with the place in the past and present--most disturbing is the World War II epoch, but the recreation of late antiquity is absolutely breathtaking--seems like it MUST have been like that at the end of the Roman Empire in Provence.

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