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Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek
 

Set before the start of the First World War, this fable sees a young English writer set out to Crete to claim a small inheritance. But when he arrives, he meets Alexis Zorba, a middle-aged Greek man with a zest for life. As their friendship develops, the Englishman is gradually w... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571241705
Barcode 9780571241705
Published 1 December 2008 by Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Main
Author(s) By Kazantzakis, Nikos

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ISBN-13 9780571241705
ISBN-10 0571241700
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 1 December 2008
International Publication Date 1 October 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Kazantzakis, Nikos
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 112mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 189g
Dewey Code 889.332
Catalogue Code 232369

Description of this Book

Set before the start of the First World War, this moving fable sees a young English writer set out to Crete to claim a small inheritance. But when he arrives, he meets Alexis Zorba, a middle-aged Greek man with a zest for life. Zorba has had a family and many lovers, has fought in the Balkan wars, has lived and loved - he is a simple but deep man who lives every moment fully and without shame. As their friendship develops, the Englishman is gradually won over, transformed and inspired along with the reader.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Nikos Kazantzakis was born in 1883 in Herakleion on the island of Crete. His remarkable travels began in 1907 and there were few countries in Europe or Asia that he didn't visit. He studied Buddhism in Vienna and later belonged to a group of radical intellectuals in Berlin, where he began his great epic The Odyssey, which he completed in 1938. He didn't start writing novels until he was almost 60 and completed his most famous work, Zorba the Greek, in 1946. Other novels include Freedom and Death (1953) and The Last Temptation (1954), which the Vatican placed on the Index. Return to Greco, an autobiographical novel, was published in 1961. Nikos Kazantzakis finally settled in Antibes with his second wife, where he died in 1957 from leukaemia. His tomb stone reads: 'I hope for nothing. I fear for nothing. I am free.'

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