A Prisoner of Birth is a tale of fiction spun intricately by Jeffrey Archer and narrates the story of Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig, who belong to opposite sides of the financial spectrum. While Danny quits school at the age of 15 to work at a garage, Spencer graduates from Cambridge and becomes a barrister of criminal law. Danny is humble, likeable and madly in love with Beth, whom he intends to marry. So one day, he pops the question and she obliges.
Along with Beth and Bernie, her brother, Danny goes to celebrate his engagement at a local pub where his paths cross with Spencer and his three friends, who misbehave with Beth. As a result of this, a fight ensues in the back alley between the two groups and Bernie gets stabbed to death. The blame lands on Danny, who being impoverished can't do anything. The other four, however, are influential individuals with better social standings and this results in Danny being sentenced to 22 years in prison, much to Beth's horror. Confined to a small jail cell, Danny educates himself, while painstakingly planning his revenge on the four men. The story is a modern rendering of The Count of Monte Cristo and goes on to show how Danny turns the tables around on the men who killed Bernie.
This book once again established Jeffrey Archer's credibility as a refined storyteller, engaging the reader with a mystery that unravels at a crisp pace, and he also reached the top of the best-seller list in the fiction category after almost ten years. Other notable works of fiction by the writer include Kane and Abel, a saga of two men who grow up in completely different backgrounds and form a formidable rivalry and the acclaimed political drama, First Among Equals. With A Prisoner of Birth, Archer induces elements of romance, revenge, betrayal and payback that makes for an interesting read. So shop online today and learn what happens of Danny and Spencer. The book is available in paperback and has been published by Pan Macmillan. Its ISBN 10 number is 033046406X and ISBN 13 number is 9780330464062.