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A Place Called Freedom

A Novel

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Scotland, 1766. Sentenced to a life of misery in the brutal coal mines, twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh hungers for escape. His only ally: the beautiful, highborn Lizzie Hallim, who is trapped in her own kind of hell. Though separated by politics and position, these two restless young people are bound by their passionate search for a place called freedom.

From the teeming streets of London to the infernal hold of a slave ship to a sprawling Virginia plantation, Ken Follett's turbulent, unforgettable novel of liberty and revolution brings together a vivid cast of heroes and villains, lovers and rebels, hypocrites and hell-raisers-all propelled by destiny toward an epic struggle that will change their lives forever.

Praise for A Place Called Freedom

"Gripping . . . a very entertaining tale." - Chicago Tribune

"Compelling." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Quick-paced." -New York Daily News

"An altogether entertaining reading experience." -Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Praise for A Place Called Freedom

"Gripping . . . a very entertaining tale." -Chicago Tribune

"Compelling." -San Francisco Chronicle

"Quick-paced." -New York Daily News

"An altogether entertaining reading experience." -Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Follett skillfully combines tension, eroticism, and an unusual locale." -Detroit Free Press

"A richly colored plot . . . Entertaining." -Lexington Herald-Leader

"Superb storytelling." -West Coast Review of Books

"The action and the tension should keep fans happily turning pages." -Booklist
Portrait
Ken Follett burst into the book world with 
Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. After several more successful thrillers, he surprised everyone with 
The Pillars of the Earth and its long-awaited sequel,
 World Without End, a national and international bestseller. Follett’s new, magnificent historical epic, the Century Trilogy, includes the bestselling 
Fall of Giants, 
Winter of the World, and 
Edge of Eternity. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara.
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  • Mack was in one of the common wards of Newgate Prison.
    He could not remember all that had happened to him the night before. He had a dazed recollection of being tied up and thrown across the back of a horse and carried through London. There was a tall building with barred windows, a cobbled courtyard, a staircase and a studded door. Then he had been led in here. It had been dark, and he had not been able to see much. Battered and fatigued, he had fallen asleep.
    He woke to find himself in a room about the size of Cora's apartment. It was cold: there was no glass in the windows and no fire in the fireplace. The place smelled foul. At least thirty other people were crammed in with him: men, women and children, plus a dog and a pig. Everyone slept on the floor and shared a large chamberpot.
    There was a constant coming and going. Some of the women left early in the morning, and Mack learned they were not prisoners but prisoners' wives who bribed the jailers and spent the nights here. The warders brought in food, beer, gin, and newspapers for those who could pay their grossly inflated prices. People went to see friends in other wards. One prisoner was visited by a clergyman, another by a barber. Anything was permitted, it seemed, but everything had to be paid for.
    People laughed about their plight and joked about their crimes. There was an air of jollity that annoyed Mack. He was hardly awake before he was offered a swallow of gin from someone's bottle and a puff on a pipe of tobacco, as if they were all at a wedding.
    Mack hurt all over, but his head was the worst. There was a lump at the back that was crusted with blood. He felt hopelessly gloomy. He had failed in every way. He had run away from Hugh to be free, yet he was in jail. He had fought for the coal heavers' rights and had got some of them killed. He had lost Cora. He would be put on trial for treason, or riot, or murder. And he would probably die on the gallows. Many of the people around him had as much reason to grieve, but perhaps they were too stupid to grasp their fate.
    Poor Esther would never get out of the village now. He wished he had brought her with him. She could have dressed as a man, the way Lizzie Hallim did. She would have managed sailors' work more easily than Mack himself, for she was nimbler. And her common sense might even have kept Mack out of trouble.
    He hoped Annie's baby would be a boy. At least there would still be a Mack. Perhaps Mack Lee would have a luckier life, and a longer one, than Mack McAsh.
    He was at a low point when a warder opened the door and Cora walked in.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 464
Erscheinungsdatum 01.06.1996
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-449-22515-8
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 17.5/10.5/3.2 cm
Gewicht 227 g
Verkaufsrang 33523
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Gute Story, anspruchsvoll für Nichtmuttersprachler
von Yume83 aus Brandenburg am 27.07.2005

Ken Follett schreibt spannend, auch das Werk "A place called freedom". Ein Werk voller Vorurteile und Rassismus. Follett beschreibt die Situation in Amerika um die 1770er Jahre. Die Geschichte um den Sklaven Mack McAsh steht dabei im Mittelpunkt der Erzählungen. Auch erfährt der Leser interessantes zur Rolle der Frau zur selbige... Ken Follett schreibt spannend, auch das Werk "A place called freedom". Ein Werk voller Vorurteile und Rassismus. Follett beschreibt die Situation in Amerika um die 1770er Jahre. Die Geschichte um den Sklaven Mack McAsh steht dabei im Mittelpunkt der Erzählungen. Auch erfährt der Leser interessantes zur Rolle der Frau zur selbigen Zeit. Um das Buch zu verstehen, sollte man im Bezug auf Englisch fortgeschritten sein. Ansonsten einfach die deutsche Übersetzung lesen ;o)