Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | August 24, 2015

    Ellen Urbani: IMG Like Every Other Survivor



    Note: Join us at Powell's City of Books on Saturday, August 29, for an author event with Ellen Urbani. I have an uncommon penchant for aligning... Continue »
    1. $11.17 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

      Landfall

      Ellen Urbani 9780988265776

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$1.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Literature- A to Z

Mr. Mee

by

Mr. Mee Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In this inventive and affecting novel, an octogenarian book collector named Mr. Mee discovers the Internet with life-changing results.


Told in turns from the point of view of the endearing, utterly guileless Mr. Mee, two eighteenth-century French philosophers, and a middle-aged university professor, Andrew Crumey's book concerns the creation and mysterious disappearance of Rosier's Encyclopedia, a potentially explosive text written more than 200 years ago that purportedly disproves the existence of the universe. When Mr. Mee comes across a reference to the Xanthics, an obsolete sect that maintained unorthodox beliefs about fire, his hunt for more information compels him to try locating a copy of the singular encyclopedia. Technologically ignorant, Mr. Mee is at last persuaded by his addled housekeeper to conduct a modern search for the book on the Internet. But instead of finding additional clues about Rosier's Encyclopedia, Mr. Mee stumbles upon an image of a naked woman reading from an intriguing text....


Alternating among the three stories, Andrew Crumey takes us closer to the truth about Rosier's Encyclopedia and the secrets it contains. At times funny, often thought-provoking, and utterly engaging, Mr. Mee is Crumey's most rewarding novel to date.

Synopsis:

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

In this inventive novel, octogenarian book collector Mr. Mee discovers the Internet with life-changing results. Told from the points of view of the guileless Mr. Mee, two eighteenth century French philosophers, and a middle-aged university professor, Andrew Crumey's book concerns the creation and mysterious disappearance of Rosier's Encyclopedia, an explosive text written more than two hundred years ago that purportedly disproves the existence of the universe. At times funny, often thought-provoking, and completely engaging, Mr. Mee is Crumey's most rewarding novel to date.

About the Author

Andrew Crumey is the author of three previous novels, Music, in a Foreign Language; Pfitz, a New York Times Notable Book; and D'Alembert's Principle. He lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312268039
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Crumey, Andrew
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Internet
Subject:
Aged men
Subject:
Scholars
Subject:
Aged men in literature.
Subject:
Book collectors in literature.
Subject:
Scholars in literature.
Subject:
Recluses in literature
Subject:
Older men in literature
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Series Volume:
2136-2
Publication Date:
20020306
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.793 in

Other books you might like

  1. Silas Marner Used Mass Market $0.50
  2. The drummer of the Eleventh North... Used Hardcover $6.95
  3. Bob Marley: The Stories Behind Every... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  4. Hidden: A Novel New Trade Paper $17.95
  5. Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth:the... Used Trade Paper $3.50
  6. Hit Man Used Mass Market $4.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Mr. Mee Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$1.50 In Stock
Product details 352 pages Picador USA - English 9780312268039 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

In this inventive novel, octogenarian book collector Mr. Mee discovers the Internet with life-changing results. Told from the points of view of the guileless Mr. Mee, two eighteenth century French philosophers, and a middle-aged university professor, Andrew Crumey's book concerns the creation and mysterious disappearance of Rosier's Encyclopedia, an explosive text written more than two hundred years ago that purportedly disproves the existence of the universe. At times funny, often thought-provoking, and completely engaging, Mr. Mee is Crumey's most rewarding novel to date.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.