"Historical fiction of mesmerizing complexity... It is a masterpiece" ( Daily Mail)
"A love story and a story of fantastic adventure, it is also a hugely comic novel" ( Sunday Times)
"A dazzling linguistic and formal achievment" (Salman Rushdie)
"Poised, superbly inventive and gripping. With Lemprière's Dictionary the precocious author has catapulted himself into the premier league of English fiction writing" ( Observer)
"Extravagantly spectacular...myriad wonders and pleasures abound....superbly entertaining" ( Washington Post)
"An important and inspiring novel."
VOICE LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
It is 18th-century London and John Lempriere, a young scholar, is writing a dictionary of classical mythology in an attempt to exorcise the demons raised by his father's violent and bizarre death. While tending to his father's business affairs, Lempriere discovers a 150-year old conspiracy that has kept his family from its share of the fabulously wealthy East India Company. But as John begins to untangle the years of mystery and deceit, people begin to die, in ways that mirror the very myths he is researching....
Description du livre Harmony Books, 1991. Paperback. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. First Edition. New Hardcover with dust jacket (Not Clipped), clean, tight, unmarked, (Fine with Fine Dust Jacket), Sinclair Stevenson, London. 1991, First Edition, precedes the 1992 Harmony Books/Crown edition, authors first book, Winner of the 1992 Somerset Maugham Award, cover illustration by Volker Strata Pictures are available on request. All orders are shipped by Kbooks on Mon, Wed & Fri USPS Media Mail for American orders and Canada Post for Canada bound orders (from Toronto). Overweight books (>1 kg) dispatched outside North America may require additional shipping charges. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000183726