MEFISTO

A NOVEL
By (author)JOHN BANVILLE

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Mefisto, a brilliant modern-day retelling of the Faust legend, explores the relations between science and the real world, and between the scientist and the human cost of his explorations. Gabriel Swan, a maths prodigy obsessed with the idea of order, becomes involved with the mesmerising trio formed by sad, obese Mr. Kasperl, who is like someone “from a country where no one else lived”; lovely, mute Sophie; and the Mephistophelian Felix, whose appearances always foretoken disaster. In an abandoned mansion, their changing relations, and Gabriel’s quest for a “formula that will reduce the disorder of common things to an equation,” slowly and inevitably land him in his own private season in Hell.
ISBN: 1567920977
Publisher: DAVID R. GODINE PUBLISHER
Subtitle: A NOVEL
Author: JOHN BANVILLE

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Weight 0.31 kg
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1567920977

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1999

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233

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JOHN BANVILLE was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His other novels include Doctor Copernicus, Keplei The Newton Letter, Athena, and The Book of Evidence. His most recent novel ‘The Sea’ won the prestigious Booker Prize.

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