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An international bestseller and winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize, "Lempriere's Dictionary" is the debut novel from one of England's most innovative young authors.

Synopsis:

An international best-seller and winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize, Lempriere's Dictionary is the debut novel from Lawrence Norfolk, one of England's most innovative, internationally acclaimed young authors. In eighteenth-century London, John Lempriere works feverishly on a celebrated dictionary of classical mythology that bears his name. He discovers a conspiracy against his family dating back 150 years. Told with the narrative drive of a political thriller and a Dickensian panorama of place and time, this astonishing tale encompasses the Great Voyages of Discovery, multinational financial conspiracies, and a motley cast of scholars and eccentrics, drunken aristocrats, whores and assassins, and octogenarian pirates, all brilliantly depicted across three continents and the world of classical mythology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802139870
Author:
Norfolk, Lawrence
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mythology, classical
Subject:
London
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Conspiracies
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Mythologists
Subject:
Lexicographers.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Grove Press ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 115
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 26 oz

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An international best-seller and winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize, Lempriere's Dictionary is the debut novel from Lawrence Norfolk, one of England's most innovative, internationally acclaimed young authors. In eighteenth-century London, John Lempriere works feverishly on a celebrated dictionary of classical mythology that bears his name. He discovers a conspiracy against his family dating back 150 years. Told with the narrative drive of a political thriller and a Dickensian panorama of place and time, this astonishing tale encompasses the Great Voyages of Discovery, multinational financial conspiracies, and a motley cast of scholars and eccentrics, drunken aristocrats, whores and assassins, and octogenarian pirates, all brilliantly depicted across three continents and the world of classical mythology.
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