Kepler

John Banville

‘Superbly illuminates the man, the time, and the everlasting quest for knowledge’ Observer

Johannes Kepler, born in 1571 in south Germany, was one of the world’s greatest mathematicians and astronomers. This novel brilliantly recreates his life and his incredible drive to chart the orbits of the planets and the geometry of the universe while being driven from exile to exile by religious and domestic strife. At the same time it illuminates the harsh realities of the Renaissance world; rich in imaginative daring but rooted in poverty, squalor and the tyrannical power of emperors.

‘Narrative art at a positively symphonic level’ Guardian

‘One knows one is in the presence of a writer extraordinary. Wearing his vast research lightly, Mr Banville not only summons Kepler and his company of vivid souls but leads us into the small dark rooms’ Sunday Telegraph

 

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033037233603
Published: 05/08/2010

John Banville

John Banville

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of numerous novels including The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize and was adapted for film. He was recently awarded the Franz Kafka Prize. He lives in Dublin.

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