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by Hilary Mantel

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How can the world in Wolf Hall be compared to our world today?

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Overtly, the world of the Tudors set in 16th century England and the world of today are two different universes. This is made obvious through the references to clothing, food, fear of disease, culture and interactions that make the past, as Hartley would agree in The Go-Between, a different country. However, it is perhaps the genius of Hilary Mantel in this brilliant book that in spite of all of the differences between the world of the present and the world of this period of history, she allows the reader to see that there are actually some similarities that reveal how humans still operate in exactly...

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