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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
Published 1 December 2008 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kazantzakis, Nikos

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ISBN-13 9780571241705
ISBN-10 0571241700
Stock Available
Status Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 1 December 2008
International Publication Date 16 October 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kazantzakis, Nikos
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 187g
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. 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. Nikos Kazantzakis finally settled in Antibes with his second wife, and died there from leukaemia in October 1957.

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