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The Justification of Johann Gutenberg: A Novel


Publisher:Harper Perennial



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Pub Date: 2003-11-25 Pages: 272 Language: English Publisher: Harper Collins Around 1400. in the city of Mainz. a man was born whose heretical invention was to change history Sixty-odd years later he died- robbed of his. business. his printing presses. and. so he thought. his immortality. Reading between the lines of history. Blake Morrison has woven a stunning novel around the few facts known about the life and work of Johann Gensfleisch. aka Gutenberg. master printer. charmer . conman and visionary- the man who invented artificial writing. He has been called the most influential man of the last millennium. He launched a communications revolution- and changed the written word forever. This is his tale. and the story behind his heretical invention .

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