Lemprière's Dictionary

Product Number: EB00641453
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802199430
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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Description

The Somerset Maugham Prize-winning, international bestselling debut novel: "a dazzling linguistic and formal achievement" set in 18th century London (Salman Rushdie). In eighteenth-century London, John Lempriere works feverishly on a celebrated dictionary of classical mythology that bears his name. But when he discovers a conspiracy against his family dating back 150 years, he embarks on a personal mission that will pit him against enemies he never new he had, allies he never thought he would ever want, and a destiny he never imagined . . . Told with the narrative drive of a political thriller and a Dickensian panorama of place and time, this "superbly entertaining" tale encompasses multinational conspiracies and a motley cast of scholars, eccentrics, prostitutes, assassins, drunken aristocrats, and octogenarian pirates-all brilliantly depicted across three continents and the world of classical mythology (The Washington Post).

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Author(s): Lawrence Norfolk
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007

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