JERUSALEM: Three Volume Slipcased Box Set

JERUSALEM: Three Volume Slipcased Box Set

ALAN MOORE    Book Number: 86580    Product format: Paperback

By the author of V is for Vendetta, this staggeringly imaginative novel by Alan Moore bundles all his ruminations about space, time, life and death into an immense and interconnected narrative that comes to a conclusion in the third volume. It spans all human existence within the streets of his native Northampton in a sprawling, million-word saga blending fantasy and historical fiction. In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was once England's Saxon capital, embedded in the grubby Amber of Northampton's narrative are its saints, kings, prostitutes and derelicts. A different kind of human time is happening. In these pages tread ghosts that sing of wealth and poverty, of Africa, and hymns, and out threadbare millennium. They discuss English as a visionary language from John Bunyan to James Joyce, hold forth on the illusion of immortality post-Einstein, and insist upon the meanest slum as Blake's eternal holy city, Jerusalem. In the words of writer Eian Sinclair "It is the El Greco/Beano vision of the awkward dead rising above the towers and tenements of a town on a hill that is revealed as the epicentre of the country and the entire solar system." John Milton sends his dazzling star to pierce our reckless author's heel, Charlie Chaplin busks along a psycho-trench leading to the eternal Lambeth of Blake and Bedlam, while Alan Moore's virtuoso prose conjures childbirth on the cobbles... in a miasma of chance encounters, ravishments, drinking dens, crimes, plagues and parodies. The inmates, led by John Clare and Lucia Joyce, daughter of James Joyce, take over the asylum. With map of The Boroughs, volume one 363pp, volume two Mansoul continues to 803pp and volume three Vernall's Inquest completes the trilogy of 1266pp. Paperbacks, slipcased.
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ISBN 9781631492433
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