Wolf Hall to The Mirror and the Light: All Hilary Mantel books
- Wolf Hall author Dame Hilary Mantel died age 70
- Mantel was regarded as one of the greatest English-language novelists of the twentieth century
- Mantel has won two Booker Prizes
Author of the famed Wolf Hall series of historical novels and Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel has passed away. She was 70 years old. Mantel was regarded as one of the greatest English-language novelists of the twentieth century.
According to HarperCollins, Mantel passed away "suddenly yet peacefully" on Friday while being attended by loved ones.
With Wolf Hall and its two sequels on King Henry VIII's right-hand man, the English powerbroker Thomas Cromwell in the 16th century, Mantel is recognised with revitalising historical fiction.
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For her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, Mantel has won the Booker Prize twice. The Mirror & the Light, the third and concluding book in the Wolf Hall trilogy, arrived at the top of the New York Times bestseller list and received praise from critics all around the world.
Mantel is the author of more than a dozen books, including Giving Up the Ghost, Beyond Black, and A Place of Greater Safety.
Here's a list of her most-loved novels:
The 2009 historical novel Wolf Hall, written by English novelist Hilary Mantel and released by Fourth Estate, is named after Wolfhall, or Wulfhall, the ancestral seat of the Seymours in Wiltshire. Wolf Hall is a sympathetic fictionalised history that details Thomas Cromwell's quick ascent to prominence in the court of Henry VIII up until Sir Thomas More's death. It is set in the years 1500 to 1535. Both the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award were given to the book. It was cited as one of "The 10 finest historical novels" by The Observer in 2012.
Bring Up the Bodies
Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel's follow-up to Wolf Hall, the 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, digs into the heart of Tudor history with Anne Boleyn's collapse.
Despite his seven-year battle to marry her, Henry feels unimpressed with Anne Boleyn. Her keen intelligence and audacity will make him lose his old acquaintances and the great families of England, and she has failed to provide him with a son. When Katherine, the court reject, passes away in exile, Anne is left starkly exposed and the target of malicious rumours.
The Mirror and the Light
The triumphant conclusion to Mantel's trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, a blacksmith's son who rose to become Henry VIII's consul and mastermind of the English Reformation, is The Mirror and the Light. Mantel removes the dust from a tale that may otherwise be the stuff of venerable and turgid historical fiction. The archaic dialogue and painstaking scene-setting are absent, and in their place is a dense mess of minutiae that indicate careful research.