Simon + Schuster Inc. (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 11. Juli 2019
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  • 320 Seiten
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978-1-4711-8733-9 (ISBN)

One summer morning in 1943, lock-keeper Henry Crick finds the drowned body of a sixteen-year-old boy. Nearly forty years later, his son Tom, a history teacher, is driven by a bizarre marital crisis and the provocation of one of his students to forsake the formal teaching of history-and tell stories . . .

Waterland is a classic of modern fiction: a vision of England seen through its mysterious, amphibious Fen country; a sinuous meditation on the workings of time; a tale of two families, startling in its twists and turns and universal in its reach. Compulsively readable, it is a novel of resonant depth and encyclopaedic richness, mixing human and natural history and exploring the tragic forces that take us both forwards and back. It is also a book about beer, eels, the French Revolution, the end of the world, windmills, will-o'-the-wisps, murder, love, education, curiosity and-supremely-the malign and merciful element of water.

'A quite brilliant novel' Daily Telegraph

'Inspired' New York Times
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Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of eleven novels, two collections of short stories, including the highly acclaimed England and Other Stories, and of Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. His most recent novel, Mothering Sunday, became an international bestseller and won The Hawthornden Prize for best work of imaginative literature. With Waterland he won the Guardian Fiction Prize, and with Last Orders the Booker Prize. Both novels were made into films. His work has appeared in over thirty languages.
  • Cover
  • Dedication
  • Epigraph
  • Introduction by the author
  • 1. About the Stars and the Sluice
  • 2. About the End of History
  • 3. About the Fens
  • 4. Before the Headmaster
  • 5. A Bruise upon a Bruise
  • 6. An Empty Vessel
  • 7. About Holes and Things
  • 8. About the Story-telling Animal
  • 9. About the Rise of the Atkinsons
  • 10. About the Question Why
  • 11. About Accidental Death
  • 12. About the Change of Life
  • 13. Histrionics
  • 14. De la Révolution
  • 15. About the Ouse
  • 16. Longitude 0°
  • 17. About the Lock-keeper
  • 18. In Loco Parentis
  • 19. About my Grandfather
  • 20. The Explanation of Explanation
  • 21. Aux Armes
  • 22. About Coronation Ale
  • 23. Quatorze Juillet
  • 24. Child's Play
  • 25. Forget the Bastille
  • 26. About the Eel
  • 27. About Natural History
  • 28. And Artificial History
  • 29. Detective Work
  • 30. About the Saviour of the World
  • 31. A Teacher's Testament
  • 32. About Beauty and the Beast
  • 33. Who Says?
  • 34. Too Big
  • 35. Unknown Country
  • 36. About Nothing
  • 37. Le Jour de Gloire
  • 38. About the East Wind
  • 39. Stupid
  • 40. About Contemporary Nightmares
  • 41. A Feeling in the Guts
  • 42. About the Witch
  • 43. Not So Final
  • 44. Begin Again
  • 45. About the Pike
  • 46. About my Grandfather's Chest
  • 47. Goodnight
  • 48. And Adieu
  • 49. About Empire-building
  • 50. The Whole Story
  • 51. About Phlegm
  • 52. About the Rosa II
  • About the Author
  • Copyright
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