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  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473567856
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Hannibal Rising

(Hannibal Lecter)




The story of Hannibal Lecter's childhood and early years, from the mega-bestselling author of Hannibal and The Silence of the Lambs. Now fans of the new Sky Living TV series Hannibal can read the books that launched a legend.

Nobody is born a monster. But Hannibal Lecter was made one.

Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front of World War II, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He will not speak of what happened to him and his family. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him.

Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France. There, Hannibal lives with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki, who helps him to heal - and flourish.

But Hannibal's demons are not so easily defeated. Throughout his young life, they visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn - and in the fog of traumatic memory, he discovers that he has gifts far beyond what he imagined...

  • Pub date: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473567856
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the Author

Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris is the author of five novels and may be best known for his character Hannibal Lecter. All of his books have been made into films, including most notably the multiple Oscar winner, The Silence of the Lambs. Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor at the Associated Press in New York.

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Praise for Hannibal Rising

“Praise for Hannibal: Quite simply a compelling and brilliant thriller”

Daily Mirror

“The thrills, horror, sly erudition and sheer exquisite writing make this so much more than another serial killer novel ... [It] reaches almost sublime levels of gothic grandeur at its conclusion. If only all bestsellers were so rewarding”

Guardian

“A masterpiece... Chillingly brilliant”

Observer

“Quite simply this is the best-written thriller to dominate the market in years ... A literary evocation of the diabolical to compare with Goethe and Gogol. Honestly”

The Times

“A gut-churning, nail-biting, skin-crawling, often lyrical triumph - addictive on every level”

Daily Express

“Thomas Harris is undoubtedly a master of his craft and a great writer”

The Mirror

“Lecter remains a powerful, iconic creation...he is more like Dracula, coming out of the forests of eastern Europe to bring his evil to an unsuspecting west”

Observer


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