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Gutenberg"s apprentice

Alix Christie

Gutenberg"s apprentice

a novel

by Alix Christie

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  • 32 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Printing,
  • Printers,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlix Christie
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3603.H7523 G88 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination406 pages
    Number of Pages406
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27162728M
    ISBN 100062336010
    ISBN 109780062336019, 9780062336026
    LC Control Number2014012878
    OCLC/WorldCa880122429

      The story is told by Gutenberg's star apprentice, Peter Schoeffer, to Trithemius, polymath Bishop of Sondheim, in , some 35 years after the events. It's an account of the start of printing technology and business and its impact on the early Reformation (before Luther).   Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie An enthralling literary debut that evokes one of the most momentous events in history, the birth of printing in medieval Germany a story of invention, intrigue and betrayal, rich in atmosphere and historical detail, told through the lives of the three men who made it possible.

    A sophisticated, moving story of the creation of the Gutenberg Bible Christie provides a powerful portrait of the intense, irascible and egotistical Gutenberg, but her novel’s real strength lies in its depiction of [the scribe Peter] Schoeffer, drawn unwillingly into the struggle to build a new technology, yet eventually becoming its most committed advocate. Gutenberg's Apprentice is the story of Peter’s journey from reluctant apprentice to overseer of the most important book ever made, and all that he seeks, and is forced, to understand along the way. It is the tale of a young man torn between two fathers, his resentment and grudging love for a man both brilliant and stormy, their battle to.

      Gutenberg's Apprentice is the story of Peter's journey from reluctant apprentice to overseer of the most important book ever made, and all that he seeks and is forced to understand along the way. It is the tale of a young man torn between two fathers, his resentment and grudging love for a man both brilliant and stormy, and their battle to. Gutenberg's Apprentice Alix Christie, HarperCollins pp. ISBN Summary An enthralling literary debut that evokes one of the most momentous events in history, the birth of printing in medieval Germany—a story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal.


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Fust is financing Gutenberg's workshop and he orders Peter to become Gutenberg’s apprentice. Resentful at having to abandon a prestigious career as a scribe, Peter begins his education in the “darkest art.” As his skill grows, so too does his admiration for Gutenbergs apprentice book and his dedication to their daring venture: copies of the Holy Bible.

Gutenburg did have an apprentice called Peter Schoeffer and the operation was backed by Peter's “father” Fust. The story tells that Peter was a skilled scribe and outraged when his father apprentices him to Gutenburg to set up this new invention to mass produce a bible/5().

Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie is an ambitious novel portraying the invention of Gutenbergs printing press/5. Johann Gutenberg, a driven and caustic inventor, has devised a revolutionary—and to some, blasphemous—method of bookmaking: a machine he calls a printing press.

Fust is financing Gutenberg’s workshop and he orders Peter, his adopted son, to become Gutenberg’s apprentice/5(). Gutenberg's Apprentice is her first novel. Editorial Reviews Ms. Christie’s book immerses the reader in mid-fifteenth-century Mainz, in its tangible details and its Gutenbergs apprentice book climate; we feel the mood of the times.4/4(2).

Gutenburg did have an apprentice called Peter Schoeffer and the operation was backed by Peter's “father” Fust. The story tells that Peter was a skilled scribe and outraged when his father apprentices him to Gutenburg to set up this new invention to mass produce a bible/5().

Gutenberg's Apprentice - Kindle edition by Alix, Christie. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Gutenberg's Apprentice/5(). Gutenberg’s Apprentice is my favorite kind of historical novel, the kind that inspires me to stop every couple of chapters and ponder.

Alix Christie’s extraordinary book made me want to ponder the tremendous ruthlessness of History (capital H intended), how it takes no prisoners when its gears begin to churn out global change. ‘Gutenberg's Apprentice’ by Alix Christie (Harper) Instead, as Peter’s story begins, he is summoned home to his native Mainz, a dreary, repressive city emptied of.

Reading guide for Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie - discussion guide for book clubs. This is a book for readers who have an appreciation for physical books. Gutenberg’s Apprentice will give you a whole new set of reasons to love that printed book in your hand. Read more. One person found this helpful.

Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Brett H #1 HALL OF FAME/5(). Johann Gutenberg, a driven and caustic inventor, has devised a revolutionary—and to some, blasphemous—method of bookmaking: a machine he calls a printing press.

Fust is financing Gutenberg’s workshop and he orders Peter, his adopted son, to become Gutenberg’s apprentice. Gutenberg's Apprentice is my favorite kind of historical novel, the kind that inspires me to stop every couple of chapters and think. Alix Christie's extraordinary book made me want to ponder the tremendous ruthlessness of History (capital H intended), how it takes no prisoners when its gears begin to churn out global change.

Peter Schoeffer, Fust’s ward who was training in Paris as a scribe, was called home to become Gutenberg's apprentice—and watch over the mad genius. An orphaned peasant boy, cousin of Fust’s first wife, Schoeffer resented being drawn away from intellectual circles but came to see his chance to “raise again the lamp of learning.”.

Johann Gutenberg, a driven and caustic inventor, has devised a revolutionary—and to some, blasphemous—method of bookmaking: a machine he calls a printing press.

Fust is financing Gutenberg’s workshop and he orders Peter, his adopted son, to become Gutenberg’s apprentice. What an excellent book. Now I want to see a photo of the Bible. The Apprentice was a Scribe.

Gutenberg has good ideas but was a bit erratic and the Apprentice /5(). Gutenberg’s Apprentice. While it is difficult to overemphasize the importance of moveable type and Gutenberg’s impact on the creation of the modern world, letterpress printing (what moveable type printing is now called) is an aspect of the world we have lost.

Gutenberg's Apprentice was that kind of book. Everyone knows Gutenberg invented the first printing press and that it was a turning point for civilization. This book delves down into the how and who to enrich this historical trivia. Printing in the blood THE COOL TOUCH of lead type and the crashing of an iron platen are what brought me first to printing and the story of the Gutenberg Bible.

I was lucky to learn “the darkest art” as an apprentice to master printers in California. First. Write your own review of Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie, read other people's reviews and browse a book excerpt from Gutenberg's Apprentice. Gutenberg's Apprentice: A Novel.

By Alix Christie. Limited supply! An enthralling literary debut that evokes one of the most momentous events in history, the birth of printing in medieval Germany—a story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal, rich in atmosphere and historical detail, told through the lives of the three men who made it possible.

Johann Gutenberg, to his apprentice, Peter Schoeffer. Mass-produced books were a radical concept in Peter Schoeffer — who would become Johann Gutenberg’s apprentice and later, “the wealthy founder of the greatest printing house in all of Germany” — initially scoffs at the idea.Gutenberg’s Apprentice is a work of fiction based on fact.

Virtually all of its characters are the real people who struggled to bring a new invention into being in the late Middle Ages on the Rhine.