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The Land of Darkness Paperback – May 2, 2001

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  • Series: Dedalus Europe
  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Dedalus Ltd (May 2, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1873982992
  • ISBN-13: 978-1873982990
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,788,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Daniel Arsand, became a publisher after a career in bookselling. A distinguished man of letters, he did not start writing fiction until he was past 40. A collection of his short stories appeared in 1996. This, his first novel, was shortlisted for prestigious literary prizes.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By lvkleydorff on February 22, 2002
Format: Paperback
A Journey to Perdition
In 1298 a caravan travels from Turkey to Peking, to meet the Kublai Khan. They overcome the frozen heights of the Pamir mountains and the unrelenting heat of the Gobi desert. Many are the towns they visit on the way and the people they meet. It is a fascinating travelogue along the old Silk Road, through regions barely known even today.
The leader of the caravan is the Venetian merchant Montefoschi. He is accompanied by the monk Vartan, an illustrator of religious books, and the thief Hovsep. Later, he is joined by Arnaud de Roanne, the healer, and, towards the end, by Jebe, the Mongol warrior.
The main thrust of the book is not the travelogue, but the men who make up the caravan. The author digs into their innermost lives, turning them inside out to get hold of their dreams and their aspirations - and how they play against actual life during this voyage. These are all condemned men.
I would say that this is very much a French book, examining the psychology of the main characters against the backdrop of actual occurrence. It is a challenging book, well worth reading.
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