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Amazon UK Kindle Daily Deal! Measuring the World: A Novel by Daniel Kehlmann for £0.99! #AmazonUK

February 23, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Hey, Amazon UK Kindlers, you get your own special Kindle Daily Deal too!

Each day we will unveil one book in the Kindle Daily Deal at a specially discounted price–for that day only. Deals go live at midnight and ends 23:59 the same day.

And the new deal is…

Measuring the World: A Novel by Daniel Kehlmann

Measuring the World: A Novel‘ by Daniel Kehlmann (translated by Carol Brown Janeway) (Quercus) is now available at the specially discounted price of £0.99 on the UK Kindle site. The US Kindle edition is priced at $11.99!

Book Description

Measuring the World marks the debut of a glorious new talent on the international scene. Young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann’s brilliant comic novel revolves around the meeting of two colossal geniuses of the Enlightenment.

Late in the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world.

One of them, the aristocratic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, negotiates jungles, voyages down the Orinoco River, tastes poisons, climbs the highest mountain known to man, counts head lice, and explores and measures every cave and hill he comes across.

The other, the reclusive and barely socialized mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, can prove that space is curved without leaving his home.

Terrifyingly famous and wildly eccentric, these two polar opposites finally meet in Berlin in 1828, and are immediately embroiled in the turmoil of the post-Napolean world.

“31-year-old Daniel Kehlmann is a literary wunderkind already being compared to Nabokov and Proust” –Guardian

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