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The Kingdom

(2017)
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"I left the Catholic Church at thirteen and have not spent much time thinking about religion since then. But Emmanuel Carrère's The Kingdom kept me pinned to its pages until the end. It is personal and rigorous, skeptical and open, casual and profound, and its speculative portrait of Saint Luke, its main character, is as compelling as any fictional life I've read lately."
Luc Sante


'The Kingdom, already a huge bestseller in France, is thrilling, magnificent and strange' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times

'An utterly brilliant book' Catherine Nixey, The Times

The sensational international bestseller from one of France's most feted writers - an epic novel telling the story of Christianity as it has never been told before, and one man's crisis of faith.

Corinth, ancient Greece, two thousand years ago. An itinerant preacher, poor, wracked by illness, tells the story of a prophet who was crucified in Judea, who came back from the dead, and whose return is a sign of something enormous. Like a contagion, the story will spread over the city, the country and, eventually, the world. Emmanuel Carrere's astonishing historical epic tells the story of the mysterious beginnings of Christianity, bringing to life a distant, primeval past of strange sects, apocalyptic beliefs and political turmoil. In doing so Carrere, once himself a fervent believer, questions his own faith, asks why we believe in resurrection, and what it means. The Kingdom is his masterpiece.

Genre: Historical
 
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Used availability for Emmanuel Carrere's The Kingdom


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Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Kingdom
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 0-374-18430-5 / 978-0-374-18430-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Kingdom
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 0-241-20057-1 / 978-0-241-20057-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen Lane
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

March 2018 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Kingdom
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 1-250-15944-X / 978-1-250-15944-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Kingdom
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 1-4417-4372-3 / 978-1-4417-4372-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Kingdom
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 1-4417-4374-X / 978-1-4417-4374-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Kingdom: Library Edition
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 1-4417-4367-7 / 978-1-4417-4367-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Kingdom
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere, John Lambert - translator, Claire Bloom - director
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Kingdom
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Kingdom
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
Publisher: Allen Lane
Availability: Amazon UK   


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