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Famous Last Words

Timothy Findley

Famous Last Words by Timothy Findley is part thriller, part horror story, and part meditation on history and the human soul.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571209057
Date Published
20.08.2001
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Summary

In the final days of the Second World War, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley scrawls his desperate account on the walls and ceilings of his ice-cold prison high in the Austrian Alps. Officers of the liberating army discover his frozen, disfigured corpse and his astonishing testament – the sordid truth that he alone possessed. Fascinated but horrified, they learn of a dazzling array of characters caught up in a scandal and political corruption.

Famous Last Words is part-thriller, part-horror story; it is also a meditation on history and the human soul and it is Findley’s fine achievement that he has combined these elements into a web that constantly surprises and astounds the reader.

TimothyFindley

Timothy Findley was born in Toronto in 1930. His first career was in the theatre; he was a charter company member of Ontario’s Stratford Shakespearean Festival in 1953, and toured several European capitals.$$$In 1963, Findley turned to writing full-time and in 1977 his third novel, The Wars, won a Governor General’s Award. It is now considered a Canadian classic. Following…

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