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- DescriptionSet before the start of the First World War, this moving fable sees a young English writer set out to Crete to claim a small inheritance. But when he arrives, he meets Alexis Zorba, a middle-aged Greek man with a zest for life. As their friendship develops, the Englishman is gradually won over, transformed and inspired along with the reader.
- Author BiographyNikos Kazantzakis was born in 1883 in Herakleion on the island of Crete. He didn't start writing novels until he was almost 60 and completed his most famous work, Zorba the Greek, in 1946. Other novels include Freedom and Death (1953) and The Last Temptation (1954), which the Vatican placed on the Index. Nikos Kazantzakis finally settled in Antibes with his second wife, and died there from leukaemia in October 1957.
- Author(s)Nikos Kazantzakis
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication04/08/2016
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Weight275 g
- Width129 mm
- Height199 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Edition StatementMain - Faber Modern Classics
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