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A History of the World in 10½ Chapters

Julian Barnes

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters tells a series of apparently unconnected stories ranging from a woodworm’s-eye-view of the journey on Noah’s Ark to an astronaut’s quest for its final resting place. There is pastiche and learned disquisition; there is heart-stopping documentary and heart-lifting revelation. But these stories are not separate. They are all linked by a complex weave of inquiry into history itself, into love, myth and fabulation. It’s about everything that matters, told with brilliant imagination, intelligence and humour.

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters tells a series of apparently unconnected stories ranging from a woodworm’s-eye-view of the journey on Noah’s Ark to an astronaut’s quest for its final resting place. There is pastiche and learned disquisition; there is heart-stopping documentary and heart-lifting revelation. But these stories are not separate. They are all linked by a complex weave of inquiry into history itself, into love, myth and fabulation. It’s about everything that matters, told with brilliant imagination, intelligence and humour.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters tells a series of apparently unconnected stories ranging from a woodworm’s-eye-view of the journey on Noah’s Ark to an astronaut’s quest for its final resting place. There is pastiche and learned disquisition; there is heart-stopping documentary and heart-lifting revelation. But these stories are not separate. They are all linked by a complex weave of inquiry into history itself, into love, myth and fabulation. It’s about everything that matters, told with brilliant imagination, intelligence and humour.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alex Jennings

Length:

10h 54m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:08


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:06:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:01:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

45:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:01:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

58:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

58:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

43:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:01:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:13:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:02:40