By Robert Nye
Winner of the Hawthornden Prize and the dad or mum Fiction Prize
William Shakespeare’s bawdy knight, irascible and nonetheless lecherous at eighty-one, believes that background hasn’t performed him justice. To right the list, Jack Falstaff comes to a decision to inform his lifestyles tale in his personal type. Leaving not anything to the mind's eye and including various gildings, he unearths what background and the Bard of Avon missed or shunned: what particularly occurred the evening Falstaff and Justice Shallow heard the chimes in the dark; who relatively killed Hotspur; what percentage males fell on the conflict of Agincourt; what really transpired on the coronation of Henry V; and simply what made the other halves of Windsor so merry.
even as, Falstaff’s sprawling narrative bargains us a tapestry of the center a while: the Black dying and should Day; an day trip to eire and a pilgrimage to the Holy Land; nights on the Boar’s Head; the beauty of London Bridge; and 1000's of different attractions, sounds, and other people recalled in-between scabrous reviews and irreverent meditations. Like its reckless and rowdy protagonist, Robert Nye’s Falstaff is bright, outsized, and massive as life.
“[A] delightfully raucous, slyly insightful fable.” —Publishers Weekly
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Falstaff: A Novel by Robert Nye