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Discovery of Heaven, the (1992) [Novel]
by Harry Mulisch Rating: Weighted - 7.8 / Average - 7.8 of 10 (12 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

On a cold night in Holland, Max Delius picks up Onno Quist, a chaotic philologist who cannot bear the banalities of everyday life. They are like fire and water. But when they learn that they were conceived on the same day, it is clear that something extraordinary is about to happen. At the center of their relationship lies the battle between humanistic values and technological progress ... and an especially radiant child, Onno's son, Quinten. Quinten's sublimity - in his beauty, intelligence, and demeanor - becomes even more apparent when, after the heavens conspire against Onno and Max, Quinten embarks on a journey that can only be completed by a child with his incredible gifts.

Original title: De Ontdekking van de Hemel
Original languages: Dutch


Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War II
FictionGeneral Fiction
FictionScience FictionReligionGod
FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy

Edition #1: The Discovery of Heaven

The Discovery of Heaven (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: Paul Vincent
  • "Though the plot sounds hectic in summary, in its unfolding it discloses many intellectually provocative turns and much depth of sympathy. (...) Written carefully and ingeniously by a novelist who is also a poet, the many pages speed by." The New Yorker
  • "Although I have read this erudite, witty masterpiece only once, I must assert that it is one of the great novels since World War II" Irving Malin
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The Discovery of Heaven (1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140272380
Pages: 736

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The Discovery of Heaven (1997)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140239375
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8 x 1.6 in
Pages: 730

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