Doctor Copernicus (Paperback)

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The classic novel by "Irish master" (New Yorker) and Booker Prize-winner John Banville brings to life the dramatic and surprising world of sixteenth-century astronomer Nicolas Copernicus and the theory that would shatter the medieval view of the universe.

Sixteenth-century Europe is teeming with change and controversy: wars are being waged by princes and bishops and the repercussions of Luther are being felt through a convulsing Germany. In a remote corner of Poland, a modest canon is practicing medicine and studying the heavens, preparing a theory that will shatter the medieval view of the universe. In this astonishing work of historical imagination, John Banville offers a vivid portrait of a man of painful reticence. For, in a world that is equal parts splendor and barbarism, an obscure cleric who seeks "the secret music of the universe" poses a most devastating threat.

"A tour de force... Exciting, beautifully written and astonishingly redolent of the late medieval world." --The Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9781335145895
ISBN-10: 1335145893
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English