IAIN PEARS AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST PDF

IAIN PEARS AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST PDF

A national bestseller and one of the New York Public Library’s Books to Remember, An Instance of the Fingerpost is a thrilling historical mystery from Iain Pears. AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST [Iain Pears] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Set in Oxford in the s – a time and place of great. An Instance of the Fingerpost [Iain Pears] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In Oxford, a servant girl confesses to a murder. But four.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. After the first section, the story sagged until half way through Part Three and from there on to the end, it was unputdownable. One person found this helpful.

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LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Pages with related products. How might this play have particular significance in Instancd England, particularly in Oxford, which was a Royalist stronghold? But that is all on the periphery of our story, merely serving as a backdrop for a good old fashioned English murder mystery.

The writing is excellent, the storyline very compelling and Pears switches effortlessly between the cast of intriguing characters, real and fictional – I particularly enjoyed Marco de Cola’s perspective on England and English ways – and the mystery unravels new twists and contradictions with every page.

Wallis, Professor of Geometry at Oxford fingerpot the greatest English finterpost before Newton was also a cryptographer for parliament. What qualities suggest a credible narrator, and how does Iain Pears play off of our assumptions in his characterizations of Marco da Cola, Jack Prestcott, John Wallis, and Anthony Wood?

The first narrator hints that he may be unreliable by letting us know he’s leaving out details he finds unimportant, but basically tells a cohesive story which includes a mysterious death. fiingerpost

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There is a pexrs mark over each character in Fingerpost, what are their politics? Iain Pears was recommended to me by a highly intelligent academic I know, someone peare opinion I respect when it comes to the intellectual.

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Uses multiple narrators to tell the story, each one revealing a bit more of the truth, which is intriguing. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. There is plenty of characterization to be had in Fingerpost – just don’t expect “good character”.

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Jun 15, emily rated it did not like it. Oxford, England What a perfect combination for a book! Oh also, people did not write stuff like this in the 17th century, not even slightly. Highest Recommendation – say six to seven stars. Feb 15, Jamie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: At the time of this writing, there were reviews of this book on Amazon.

A student of medicine with interest in theories of blood circulation, he is soon befriended by Richard Lower, an Oxford doctor and actual historical figure who would later become the best-known physician of his day. Iain Pears has written an impressively original and audaciously imaginative intellectual thriller. Well-written tour de force set in Restoration Englandth century. They are so different in perspective–and even at time different in fact–that they are almost four distinct novels.

It is one of those cities which keeps one foot proudly in the past.

The other factor in this decision was that this book, even in paperback, weighs about 10 pounds. What do these events suggest about how a society defines and administers justice?

Oxford is the intellectual seat of the country, a place of great scientific, An ingenious tour de force: Jul 15, Slayde rated it liked it Recommends it for: We closely observe a “witch” and her crafta physician who badly wishes to complete the first modern book on anatomy, the second-greatest mathemetician in England behind Newtonand get glimpses of other luiminaries such as Robert Boyle of the famous gas law and Thurloe of political intrigue forgotten by all but scholars of the time.

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I actually liked An Instance of the Fingerpost even better than the previous Iain Pears book I read, Stone’s Fallwhich I also found enjoyable and impressive and just a bit beyond me at times but not to the point where I couldn’t a Iain Pears was recommended to me by a highly intelligent academic I know, someone whose opinion I respect when it comes to the intellectual.

He turns his hand to being a physician, untrained, but it seems that in this time period men with a degree in most anything would occasionally turn their hand to doctoring.

Yet by the very term ‘an instance’, Francis Bacon and Iain Pears underline just how rare such a thing might be. Fi An interesting concept, meticulously executed If that were all, I’d admire the book, but perhaps not rate it so highly.

Robert Grove, an amateur astrologer of New College, Oxford. It was more a feeling that there was more behind it all. You will like Anthony Wood. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ironically enough, the novel’s conclusion did not feel as much of a deus ex machina – as Wood’s final words come to an end, we feel as though we have been told a delicious and wonderful secret, a secret to be held close as we are assured that all of evidence of it has been destroyed.

There are so many moments that I loved in this novel. Write a customer review.

Riverhead Books April 1, Language: Jun 16, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Robert Grove is found dead suddenly poisoned in his chambers. Our first narrator is Marco da Cola, a rather flamboyantly dressed young if from Venice who is in London on business for his father.