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Gutenberg's Apprentice

Gutenberg's Apprentice (Paperback)

By Christie, Alix

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In the middle of the 15th century, scribe Peter Schoeffer is dismayed to be instructed by his father to give up his beloved profession of illuminating texts in Paris. Instead he is to travel to Mainz in Germany to be apprenticed to Johann Gutenberg, an entrepreneur who has invent...ed a new process for producing books - the printing press. Working in conditions of extreme secrecy, the men employed by Gutenberg daily face new challenges both artistic and physical as they strive to create the new books to the standard required by their master. In a time of huge turmoil in Europe and around the world, Gutenberg is relentless in pursuing his dream and wooing the powerful religious leaders whose support is critical. Peter's resistance to the project slowly dissolves as he sees that, with the guidance of a scribe such as himself, the new Bibles could be as beautiful in their way as the old. Today we can see that beauty in some of our museums, but few know the astonishing tale of ambition, ruthlessness and triumph that lies behind it.
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ISBN 9781472220158
Released NZ 8 Sep 2015
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781472220158
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Headline Review
Released 8 Sep 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Christie, Alix
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 279g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Gutenberg Bible - Fiction
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade