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by Alasdair. GRAY

Author: Alasdair. GRAY
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: CANONGATE PRESS; First Edition edition (1994)
Pages: 192 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.1
Other formats: lrf txt azw mobi

A History Maker tells of seven crucial days in the life of a man with all the weaknesses that nearly brought the matriarchy of early modern time to a bad end yet all the .

A History Maker tells of seven crucial days in the life of a man with all the weaknesses that nearly brought the matriarchy of early modern time to a bad end yet all the strengths that helped it survive, reform, improve. Wat Dryhope, like Julius Caesar describing his Gallic wars, avoids vainglory and self-pity by naming himself in the third person and keeping the tale factual.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In a story set in Scotland's Ettrick Forest in the twenty-third century, Wat Dryhope is unhappy about his clan's violent and permissive lifestyle until he is challenged by Delilah Puddock and her plot to restore the competitive exploitation of human resources.

A History Maker book. Alasdair Gray cleverly plays with the notion and writing of history, as well as perennial modern debates on war, sexism and society - entertaining and thought-provoking, this is a delightful satire illustrated throughout by the author.

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History has come to an end, war is regulated as if it's all a game. But Wat, the History Maker himself, does not play entirely by the rules, and when a woman, Delilah Puddock, joins the fray, this 'utopian' history is further enlivened.

A History Maker is a novel by Alasdair Gray first published in 1994. The sources of the novel are to be found in a play by Gray in the 1970s which was titled "The History Maker" (note the definite article).

Alasdair Gray's most playful book earned a place in this Classic Series by being in print since first published .

Alasdair Gray's most playful book earned a place in this Classic Series by being in print since first published by Canongate in 1983.

Alasdair Gray cleverly plays with the notion and writing of history, as well as perennial modern debates on war, sexism and society - entertaining and thought-provoking, this is a delightful satire illustrated throughout by the author. Format Paperback 240 pages. Dimensions 129 x 198 x 15mm 164g. Publication date 07 Apr 2005. Publisher Canongate Books Ltd. Publication City/Country Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

A History Maker