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King Hereafter: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date October 1, 1998
Pages 721
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375704031
ISBN-10 0375704035
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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Summary
Draws on recent archaeological research to present a fictional recreation of the life and times of King Macbeth of Scotland, presenting a dramatic new interpretation of European history during the eleventh century. Reprint. 17,500 first printing. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Back in print by popular demand--"A stunning revelation of the historical Macbeth, harsh and brutal and eloquent." --Washington Post Book World.

With the same meticulous scholarship and narrative legerdemain she brought to her hugely popular Lymond Chronicles, our foremost historical novelist travels further into the past.  In King Hereafter, Dorothy Dunnett's stage is the wild, half-pagan country of eleventh-century Scotland.  Her hero is an ungainly young earl with a lowering brow and a taste for intrigue.  He calls himself Thorfinn but his Christian name is Macbeth.

Dunnett depicts Macbeth's transformation from an angry boy who refuses to accept his meager share of the Orkney Islands to a suavely accomplished warrior who seizes an empire with the help of a wife as shrewd and valiant as himself.  She creates characters who are at once wholly creatures of another time yet always recognizable--and she does so with such realism and immediacy that she once more elevates historical fiction into high art.

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Hardcover
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With Therese Shea | from Alfred a Knopf Inc (May 1, 1982)
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This edition also contains Investigating Ufos and Aliens
About: Uses new archeological research to recreate the life of King Macbeth of Scotland and presents a new interpretation of European history before the Roman Conquest
Paperback
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from Vintage Books (October 1, 1998)
9780375704031 | details & prices | 721 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Uses new archeological research to recreate the life of King Macbeth of Scotland and presents a new interpretation of European history before the Roman Conquest

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