Title:  Night Train

Author:  by Martin Amis

 

First American Edition, First Printing 

 

Format: Hardcover 

Book condition:  Used - Good to Very Good.  Spine is slightly tilted.   

Cover:  Very Good 

Dust Jacket:  Very Good.  Dust jacket is protected with Mylar cover. 

 

With Exiles, Ron Hansen tells the story of a notorious shipwreck that prompted Gerard Manley Hopkins to break years of “elected silence” with an outpouring of dazzling poetry.

 

In December 1875 the steamship Deutschland left Bremen, bound for England and then America. On board were five young nuns who, exiled by Bismarck’s laws against Catholic religious orders, were going to begin their lives anew in Missouri. Early one morning, the ship ran aground in the Thames and more than sixty lives were lost—including those of the five nuns.

 

Hopkins was a Jesuit seminarian in Wales, and he was so moved by the news of the shipwreck that he wrote a grand poem about it, his first serious work since abandoning a literary career at Oxford to become a priest. He too would die young, an exile from the literary world. But as Hansen’s gorgeously written account of Hopkins’s life makes clear, he fulfilled his calling.

 

Combining a thrilling tragedy at sea with the seeming shipwreck of Hopkins’s own life, Exiles joins Hansen’s Mariette in Ecstasy (called “an astonishingly deft and provocative novel” by The New York Times) as a novel that dramatizes the passionate inner search of religious life and makes it accessible to us in the way that only great art can.

 

Publisher: ‎ Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 2008 

Hardcover: ‎ 227 pages

ISBN-10: ‎ 0374150974

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0374150976

Dimensions: ‎ 5.75 x 8.5 inches 

 

 

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Night Train by Martin Amis

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