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The Quickening Maze

The Quickening Maze

(2009)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Based on real events, The Quickening Maze won over UK critics and readers alike with its rapturous prose and vivid exploration of poetry and madness. Historically accurate yet brilliantly imagined, this is the debut publication of this elegant and riveting novel in the United States.

In 1837, after years of struggling with alcoholism and depression, the great nature poet John Clare finds himself in High Beach - a mental institution located in Epping Forest on the outskirts of London. It is not long before another famed writer, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and grows entwined in the catastrophic schemes of the hospital's owner, the peculiar, charismatic Dr. Matthew Allen, as well as with his lonely, adolescent daughter, and a coterie of mysterious local characters. With remarkable lyrical grace, the cloistered world of High Beach and its residents are richly brought to life in this affecting and enchanting book.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: The Quickening Maze
Author(s): Adam Foulds
ISBN: 1-4084-6122-6 / 978-1-4084-6122-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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May 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: The Quickening Maze
Author(s): Adam Foulds
ISBN: 0-224-08746-0 / 978-0-224-08746-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

November 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Quickening Maze
Author(s): Adam Foulds
ISBN: 1-4084-6123-4 / 978-1-4084-6123-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Quickening Maze
Author(s): Adam Foulds
ISBN: 0-14-311779-3 / 978-0-14-311779-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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May 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Quickening Maze
Author(s): Adam Foulds
ISBN: 0-09-953244-1 / 978-0-09-953244-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Quickening Maze
Author(s): Adam Foulds
ISBN: 0-307-39910-9 / 978-0-307-39910-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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Audio Editions

November 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Quickening Maze
Author(s): Adam Foulds
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Quickening Maze
Author(s): Adam Foulds
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Quickening Maze: A Novel
Author(s): Adam Foulds
Publisher: Penguin Books
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November 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Quickening Maze
Author(s): Adam Foulds
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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May 2009 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Quickening Maze
Author(s): Adam Foulds
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   



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