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The Daughter of Time

By Josephine Tey

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| Paperback | 9780099430964

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Josephine Tey is often referred to as the mystery writer for people who don't like mysteries. Her skills at character development and mood setting, and her tendency to focus on themes not usually touched upon by mystery writers, have earned her a vas Continue

Josephine Tey is often referred to as the mystery writer for people who don't like mysteries. Her skills at character development and mood setting, and her tendency to focus on themes not usually touched upon by mystery writers, have earned her a vast and appreciative audience. In Daughter of Time, Tey focuses on the legend of Richard III, the evil hunchback of British history accused of murdering his young nephews. While at a London hospital recuperating from a fall, Inspector Alan Grant becomes fascinated by a portrait of King Richard. A student of human faces, Grant cannot believe that the man in the picture would kill his own nephews. With an American researcher's help, Grant delves into his country's history to discover just what kind of man Richard Plantagenet was and who really killed the little princes.

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    或許是翻譯問題,無法感受到葛蘭特推理過程之精采,尤其英國王室人名重覆甚多,讀起來不甚順暢。

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    TsaiYing said on Aug 16, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    虛假的歷史,真實的小說

      鐵伊是個守舊刻薄的人。她會藉由筆下角色宣傳她傳統的觀念,例如高大的人刻薄、犯罪的人沒有責任感、警察公權力不應遭受挑戰等。但也是這類刻板應像:犯罪的人有著罪犯的容貌,帶出了理查三世罪刑的疑慮。進而用嚴謹的考據與推論,宣判起訴他罪證不足,反而亨利七世嫌疑重大,又有充分的動機,翻案翻的合情合理。閱讀歷史時不應輕易相信史料,像是台灣版的湯尼潘帝:吳鳳傳說,也存在許久,即使被移出教科書後,仍然不乏誤用。

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    廖顯庭 said on Jul 19, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    很精彩的推理,原來偵探辦案與歷史考證如此相似。真相到底隱匿於歷史的那個環節中呢,透過抽絲剝繭的推敲過程,結合對人性的理解,讓一張照片引發的懷疑,最終推翻了教科書所記載大家耳熟能詳的歷史。此書作者寫於62年前,但至今依然歷久彌新,發人深省。
    歷史記錄受到執筆者的立場所左右,但除此之外到底有沒有真相呢。作者提供了幾個警察的偵查方向,例如尋找獲益者是誰,正常的模式於何時出了軌,或者找到不合理地脫離慣常模式之處。書中引述了幾位史學家所寫關於理查三世的內容,並戲論他們沒法由B推論到C,又建議歷史學家在寫作 ...(continue)

    很精彩的推理,原來偵探辦案與歷史考證如此相似。真相到底隱匿於歷史的那個環節中呢,透過抽絲剝繭的推敲過程,結合對人性的理解,讓一張照片引發的懷疑,最終推翻了教科書所記載大家耳熟能詳的歷史。此書作者寫於62年前,但至今依然歷久彌新,發人深省。
    歷史記錄受到執筆者的立場所左右,但除此之外到底有沒有真相呢。作者提供了幾個警察的偵查方向,例如尋找獲益者是誰,正常的模式於何時出了軌,或者找到不合理地脫離慣常模式之處。書中引述了幾位史學家所寫關於理查三世的內容,並戲論他們沒法由B推論到C,又建議歷史學家在寫作前要先上心理課程,對照所引的關於理查三世的性格描寫,果然如鬼打牆般矛盾處處,真的很有意思。書中也舉了數個不是事實的歷史事件,令人驚詫的是發生機率居然如此高,而且根本是刻意的謊言。排除這些全然是謊言的事件記錄之外的,到底有沒有真實無誤的歷史呢,還是只要記錄者是人就做不到完全的客觀呢。
    我為理查三世掩卷嘆息,他的仁慈寬容帶來的卻是一個朝代的結束,以及家族的滅絕,同時徹底喪失了歷史的發言權。而繼任的都鐸王朝,則一貫徹底執行排除異己終結對手的動作,同時也獲得了歷史的記載解釋權。這不正是所謂的"成者為王,敗者為寇"嗎,歷史不一定是真實的,但老祖宗說的話倒是放諸四海皆準啊。

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    saldon said on Jun 22, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Stupendo

    Letto a letto durante una convalescenza, proprio come uno dei protagonisti. Il libro è ottimo ricorda per certi versi lAristotele detective della Doody. Assolutamente da leggere per gli amanti del genere poliziesco giallo.

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    Domenico Bova said on Mar 26, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    課本上的歷史該多多存疑...

    為何我喜歡翻案文章? 樂意看到被低估的事物重新獲得應得的評價。
    有一種公平,有點洗刷冤屈的感覺。

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    Arttseng said on Feb 2, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Magnificato da Marvaldi durante una sua conferenza, l'ho recuperato in biblioteca. Credevo fosse un giallo, invece è un detective che, a letto per un problema fisico, indaga sulla (sua) vera storia di Riccardo III.
    Ora, io odio la storia. E odio le c ...(continue)

    Magnificato da Marvaldi durante una sua conferenza, l'ho recuperato in biblioteca. Credevo fosse un giallo, invece è un detective che, a letto per un problema fisico, indaga sulla (sua) vera storia di Riccardo III.
    Ora, io odio la storia. E odio le congetture su ciò che potrebbe essere realmente successo ma non si può controllare. E odio l'inutilità.
    Quindi, a pagg 100, visto che non c'erano sviluppi su un caso ma era tutto solo così, l'ho abbandonato delusissima.
    Non sarebbe giusto dare una valutazione perché è un problema mio l'idiosincrasia a questo tipo di libri :)

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    Willa 999 said on Nov 25, 2013 | Add your feedback

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