Sunday, July 21, 2019

Twenty books for fans of Hilary Mantel

At the Waterstones blog, Mark Skinner tagged twenty period dramas for fans of Hilary Mantel, including:
Oscar and Lucinda
Peter Carey

A panoramic vision of the nineteenth century in all its bustling, energetic detail, the Booker Prize winning Oscar and Lucinda teems with life and dexterous, interlinking plotlines. Ostensibly charting the eccentric relationship between two inveterate gamblers, Carey’s great novel is a master-class in historical world-building.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Oscar and Lucinda also appears among David Haig's six best books list, Katharine Norbury's top ten books about rivers, the Guardian's ten best unconsummated passions in fiction, and Elise Valmorbida's top ten books on the migrant experience, and on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best horse races in literature, ten of the best fossils in literature, ten of the best thin men in literature and ten of the best card games in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue