Alteration, The. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

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AMIS, Kingsley. The Alteration. New York : The Viking Press, (1977). First American Edition. Winner of the 1977 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel "The year is 1976, and Stephen III, King of England, has lately died. Mozart's Second Requiem (K.878) is being sung at the Cathedral Basilica of St. George at Coverley (pronounced Cowley) for the laying-to-rest of the monarch. Above choir and orchestra soars the faultless boy soprano voice of Hubert Anvil. It is a once-in-a-century talent. Althoughhe cannot yet know it, today's performance before a brilliant internationa l congregation - including two emissaries of the Holy Office - will alter his destiny but save his voice if certain of his elders have their way. In the world-as-we-know-it the last such castrato died in 1922, but this is another world altogether, spared the Reformation back in the sixteenth centurywhen Martin Luther became Pope. As Hubert is made aware of what may be in store for him, some unsuspected allies, including his father's not-so-celibate chaplain and the New Englander ambassador spring up. Around him swirls a whirlpool of piety, menace, terror, and passion - a vortex from which no reader can or will escape until the final resolution." - from the dj. Very good in slightly torn dustjacket. 15.00

Title: Alteration, The. First American Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: AMIS, Kingsley

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Viking Press, New York, 1977, ISBN:0670115223:

Seller ID: 12497

Keywords: LITERATURE UNITED KINGDOM ALTERNATE HISTORY HISTORICAL FANTASY COMIC NOVELS NOVEL BRITISH ENGLISH FICTION LITERARY,