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Elizabeth Lowry’s acclaimed first novel
Elizabeth Lowry’s acclaimed first novel. A mystery story, a love story and a comedy of errors set in that most familiar of locations – a ruinous country house – The Bellini Madonna is a compelling debut that entertains and unsettles in equal measure. What people are saying. Ambitious and accomplishe. he Bellini Madonna is a compelling debut that entertains and unsettles in equal measure. A complex narrative twists and turns back in tim. owry has thrown a very considerable talent into, creating a splendidly quirky art historia. horoughly enjoyable.
The Bellini Madonna, a first novel by academic and critic Elizabeth Lowry, may not break new ground, but is a lively addition to what might be considered a sub-genre: one finely suited to exploring ambiguities of interpretation and the elusiveness of the past. Sacked for sexual misconduct from his comfortable campus in Vermont, art historian Thomas Lynch arrives in England hot on the trail of a lost masterpiece: a late Madonna by the Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini.
The Bellini Madonna book. So, Elizabeth Lowry, next time you write a book, please respect the intelligence of your readers and allow your characters to stay in character. Thomas Lynch was once a brilliant young art historian . And that last scene when Thomas reminisces about Anna as a the Madonna? Come off it.
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A sparkling, accomplished novel, written with finesse, each paragraph glowing with wit and the whole book alight with mischief' Hilary Mantel. Elegant mystery and exquisite prose. a delight' Sunday Times.
Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. A sparkling, accomplished novel, written with finesse, each paragraph glowing with wit and the whole book alight with mischief' Hilary Mantel. Thomas Lynch is a libidinous aesthete and non-achieving art historian in disgrace for his sexual misdemeanours.
Elizabeth Lowry was born in Washington, DC and educated in South Africa .
Elizabeth Lowry was born in Washington, DC and educated in South Africa and England. She lives and works in Oxford. Her first novel, The Bellini Madonna, was published in 2008 to great acclaim; her second, Dark Water, was published in 2018 and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Библиографические данные.
Lowry's essay "The Visitable Past" outlines the ways in which the relationship between Anna and Lynch is similar to that of the duke and . Innocence is a major theme of The Bellini Madonna, and of Browning's "My Last Duchess.
Lowry's essay "The Visitable Past" outlines the ways in which the relationship between Anna and Lynch is similar to that of the duke and duchess of Browning's "My Last Duchess. Lynch reflects (p108) "If I could only learn to see, always, with an innocent eye, all the purposes of my life would suddenly stand revealed.
Elizabeth Lowry's debut novel has one of the creepiest narrators since Nabokov's Humbert Humbert; this . Lowry weaves in a late 19th-century diary as well as Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess" to produce an effectively chilly tale about desire, greed and amorality.
Elizabeth Lowry's debut novel has one of the creepiest narrators since Nabokov's Humbert Humbert; this one, too, falls for a young girl, though one slightly older than Lolita. Thomas Lynch is an acquisitive art historian, who has already been sacked from his New England college for sexual misdemeanours, when he arrives at Mawle House in Oxford, on the hunt for a missing. Yet, perhaps because of those elements, it somehow fails to feel remotely contemporary, or remotely real.
However, any heaviness is undercut by the wonderful gap between the story Lynch thinks he's in - a genteel thriller about a missing art work - the story he's actually in, which is country house mystery, where he's the bumbling, somewhat creepy, uncle figure. The net result is erudite and entertaining.
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Author: Elizabeth Lowry
Publisher: Quercus Books (2008)
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