Title Profile & Character Information

Wolf Hall

Annotation

WINNER OF THE 2009 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION
ANEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER

England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel'sWolf Hallis "a darkly brilliant reimagining of life under Henry VIII. . . . Magnificent." (The Boston Globe).



Awards
2009  Man Booker Prize for Fiction
2009  National Book Critics Circle Awards
2009  Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2010  Audie Award
2010  Galaxy National Book Award
2009  New York Times Notable Books of the Year

Characters
NameCromwell, Thomas
GenderMale
OccupationsKing's advisor
 Minister

GenreFiction
Historical
Biographical
TopicsHenry VIII, King of England
Power
Court intrigue
Royalty
Heirs
Politicians
Husbands and wives
Divorce
Catholic Church
Ministers
SettingEngland


Series
  Wolf Hall trilogy
1Wolf hall
2Bring up the bodies