Death"s Jest-Book by Reginald Hill

Cover of: Death

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Written in English

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Number of Pages560
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Open LibraryOL7277892M
ISBN 100060528060
ISBN 109780060528065
OCLC/WorldCa56547287

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Beddoes obsessively revised Death's Jest Book, making it less stage-able, filling it with songs, "the tragic structure fading to the point of dissolution," as the editor puts it (p.

xx). This is the version, a version Beddoes for a time considered completed, suffused with the spirit of his studies of medicine and anatomy in Göttingen which he pursued simultaneously with /5(4).

Death’s Jest-Book is classic Hill.” (Orlando Sentinel) “Carefully weaving plots and subplots, Mr. Hill has created another puzzle filled with realistic characters and a sly sense of humor that moves the story along nimbly.” (Dallas Morning News)/5(43).

Death's Jest-Book Hardcover – Septem by Reginald Hill (Author)/5(43). Initially conceived as a satirical tragedy unmasking the terror of death, this book was the counterpart of Beddoe's anatomical research. This edition presents the jest book in its early form, as Beddoes intended to publish it in /5.

Death's Jest-Book Paperback – J by Reginald Hill (Author)/5(32). In Death’s Jest-Book itself, which Beddoes described as an example of “the florid Gothic,” he aimed to use Gothic material to discuss the problems of mortality and immortality.

place in English literature In English literature: Other poets of the later period. This edition presents the jest book in its early form, as Beddoes intended to publish it in The center of Beddoe's achievement, this pastiche of Renaissance tragedy is replete with treachery, murder, sorcery, and haunting and is the extravagant expression of the poet's lifelong obsession with mortality and :   Description "Death's Jest-Book" is the extravagant expression of Thomas Lovell Beddoes's lifelong obsession with mortality and immortality, a surrealising of Renaissance revenge tragedy, alight with treachery, murder, sorcery and haunting/5(58).

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Various interwoven threads make it a good read although a long book pages in the paperback edition.4/5. Death’s Jest-Book is classic Hill. Orlando Sentinel Carefully weaving plots and subplots, Mr. Hill has created another puzzle filled with realistic characters and a sly sense of humor that moves the story along : HarperCollins Publishers.

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"Death's Jest Book" is a beautiful expression of Beddoes' lifelong obsessions, filled with suicide, necromancy and the confusion of Eros and Thanatos. In Beddoes, mortality becomes a way of discussing the existential crises which would dominate literature in the 20th century, and his treatment of death becomes a way to get at the essential /5(5).

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Death's Jest-Book This story features British detectives Andy Dalziel and Peter Pascoe. Click here to see the rest of this review Dalziel, the senior of the two is an old-fashioned policeman, unbound by the new codes of. As always with Mr. Hill’s novels, there are multiple threads running throughout "Death’s Jest-Book," and they’re all very layered and dense.

In essence, this novel can be seen as the third in a trilogy (including "Arms and the Women" and "Dialogues of the Dead") featuring Pascoe’s relationship with Franny Roote, but there’s ever so much more than just that going on/5(17).

Death's Jest-Book is a play of bright light and dark shadows shifting within the field of uncertain, shadowy indistinctness that struggles one way, then another, with playful, intelligent humor for interpretation and resolution.5/5(5). At least it is the most complex of the Dalziel and Pascoe s within stories, "Death's Jest-Book" keeps the reader riveted to his/her headset not sure what is going to happen next.

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DEATH’S JEST-BOOK. by Reginald Hill. hounded him to death, covered up their mistakes, and ought to pay. And there’s an array of mini-subplots involving crooked lawyers, fatuous academics, lovely ladies, domestic souls, and diverse others who tremble when CS Dalziel (a.k.a.

Fat Andy) thrusts his awesome bulk and nimble brain toward them. As always with Mr. Hill’s novels, there are multiple threads running throughout "Death’s Jest-Book," and they’re all very layered and dense.

In essence, this novel can be seen as the third in a trilogy (including "Arms and the Women" and "Dialogues of the Dead") featuring Pascoe’s relationship with Franny Roote, but there’s ever so much more than just that going on/5(32).

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