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BABEL: Or the Necessity of Violence By R.F. Kuang (Paperback)

BABEL: Or the Necessity of Violence By R.F. Kuang (Paperback)

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The story describes a highly acclaimed novel titled "BABEL," which has achieved significant success, reaching the #2 spot on The Sunday Times bestseller list and claiming the #1 position on The New York Times bestseller list. The book has received praise and recognition from various publications, including The Times, Glamour, Evening Standard, and the Daily Mail.

The story is set in Oxford in 1836 and revolves around Babel, the Royal Institute of Translation, which holds immense power in the Empire. The protagonist, Robin Swift, an orphan brought to England from Canton, initially sees Babel as a paradise but soon realizes it has turned into a prison.

The novel explores themes of power, colonialism, and resistance, delving into the impact of language and translation. It is described as an incendiary and riveting blend of fantasy and historical fiction, combining dark academia with a powerful portrayal of the cruelty of empire. The author, R.F. Kuang, is praised for creating a masterpiece that resonates with power and knowledge.
Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperVoyager
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 560 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0008501823
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0008501822
Rebecca F. Kuang is a highly accomplished author known for her fantasy fiction. She is the author of the Poppy War trilogy, which includes "The Poppy War," "The Dragon Republic," and "The Burning God." The trilogy has received critical acclaim and has been nominated for prestigious awards such as the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards.

In addition to her writing career, Rebecca F. Kuang has an impressive academic background. She is a Marshall Scholar and has earned degrees from renowned institutions such as the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. She holds an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University.

Rebecca F. Kuang's writing is often praised for its rich world-building, complex characters, and exploration of themes related to history, politics, and warfare. Her unique blend of Chinese history and mythology in her fantasy works has captivated readers and earned her a dedicated fan base.

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