Compelling, moving and eloquent, one of the great novels of the 20th century is brought to the stage for the first time. Winner of the 1987 Booker Prize, Dame Penelope Lively’s Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire. Claudia Hampton is a popular historian, a strong, beautiful and difficult woman. Now in her seventies, she is plotting her greatest work – a history of the world. She looks back over her life growing up between the wars and remembers the people who have shared its triumphs and tragedies. There is Gordon, her adored brother; Jasper, the charming, untrustworthy lover and father of her daughter; and Tom, her one great love, both found and lost during the El Alamein campaign when she worked as a war correspondent. Against a background of world events, Claudia’s own remarkable story provokes a sharp combination of sadness, shock and amusement.
The last thoughts of a dying writer are captured in this intelligent novel by Booker Prize-winner Penelope Lively. The moving and poignant story of life as a writer, historian, and mother ends as a saga of unfufilled love.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize Penelope Lively won Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for this deeply moving, elegantly structured novel. Elderly, uncompromising Claudia Hampton lies in a London hospital bed with memories of life fluttering through her fading consciousness. An author of popular history, Claudia proclaims she's carrying out her last project: a history of the world. This history turns out to be a mosaic of her life, her own story tangled with those of her brother, her lover and father of her daughter, and the center of her life, Tom, her one great love found and lost in war-torn Egypt. Always the independent woman, often with contentious relationships, Claudia's personal history is complex and fascinating. As people visit Claudia, they shake and twist the mosaic, changing speed, movement, and voice, to reveal themselves and Claudia's impact on their world.
One of the great novels of the 20th century is brought to the stage for the first time.
Claudia Hampton, a beautiful, famous writer, lies dying in hospital. But, as the nurses tend to her with quiet condescension, she is plotting her greatest work: �a history of the world � and in the process, my own�. Gradually she re-creates the rich mosaic of her life and times, conjuring up those she has known. There is Gordon, her adored brother; Jasper, the charming, untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool, conventional daughter; and Tom, her one great love, both found and lost in wartime Egypt. Penelope Lively�s Booker Prize-winning novel weaves an exquisite mesh of memories, flashbacks and shifting voices, in a haunting story of loss and desire.
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDEN MAN BOOKER PRIZE** Claudia Hampton - beautiful, famous, independent, dying. But she remains defiant to the last, telling her nurses that she will write a 'history of the world . . . and in the process, my own'. And it is her story from a childhood just after the First World War through the Second and beyond. But Claudia's life is entwined with others and she must allow those who knew her, loved her, the chance to speak, to put across their point of view. There is Gordon, brother and adversary; Jasper, her untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool conventional daughter; and then there is Tom, her one great love, found and lost in wartime Egypt. Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire. 'Leaves its traces in the air long after you've put it away' Anne Tyler 'A complex tapestry of great subtlety. Lively writes so well, savouring the words as she goes' Daily Telegraph 'Lively's ability to bring her character and the world she inhabits into full technicolour is beautiful. This is a unique book about a fascinating unpredictable woman way ahead of her time and yet absolutely of her time' Lemn Sissay
Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,5, University of Osnabrück (Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft), course: Penelope Lively's Juvenile and Adult Fiction, 1 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper is a drawing up of the group work I did with some students on Penelope Lively’s novel Moon Tigerin our seminar Penelope Lively’s Juvenile and Adult Fiction.In the novel Moon Tiger,the female main character, Claudia Hampton, tells the story of her life when she is lying on her deathbed in a nursing home. In the following paper I am going to take a closer look at the relationships Claudia has to three men during the story. First, there is Gordon, Claudia’s brother, with whom she has a very close relationship. He is followed by Jasper, the father of her child Lisa, and the last but maybe most important man in Claudia’s life is Tom, her only true but short lasting love. My aim is to show how Claudia feels for each of them and it gets clear that she has three definitions of love - one for each man.
Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,8, University of Tubingen, course: PS I Introduction to English Literature, language: English, abstract: Die Hausarbeit soll dem Leser am Beispiel des Werkes die verschiedenen Ebenen der Fokalisation etc. näherbringen.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Veranstaltung: Concepts & Methodologies - Anglistik/Nordamerikanistik, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Moon Tiger, a novel written by Penelope Lively in 1987, is about the time around and during World War II. A woman, who is close to hear dead, wants to write a history book which turns out to be her personal life with all the aspects of her changing love-life and different kind of troubles. First this paper will give you a short introduction on the theory of narrative perspectives. After that it will deal with the different narrative views in Lively’s Moon Tiger and their function for the main themes. The main work of this paper is from Penelope Lively’s Moon Tiger.
Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,8, University of Tubingen, course: PS I Introduction to English Literature, language: English, abstract: Die Hausarbeit soll dem Leser am Beispiel des Werkes die verschiedenen Ebenen der Fokalisation etc. naherbringen.
Tiger Moon is the powerful, poetic story of the Sunquists' two years studying tigers in Nepal—traveling by elephant, avoiding a rhino attack, and learning to recognize individual tigers by roar. A new afterword tells the story of promising efforts to reconnect fractured Nepalese tiger habitats.
Sold to be the eighth wife of a rich and cruel merchant, Safia, also called Raka, tries to escape her fate by telling stories of Farhad the thief, his companion Nitish the white tiger, and their travels across India to retrieve a famous jewel that will save a kidnapped princess from becoming the bride of a demon king.
Safia tries to escape her fate as the wife of a cruel merchant by telling stories of Farhad the thief, his companion Nitish the white tiger, and their efforts to save a kidnapped princess from becoming the bride of a demon king. A Batchelder Honor Book. Reprint.