1st US ed. Fine in Fine dj. Basis for the Johnny Depp film The Ninth Gate. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : "A cross between Umberto Eco and Anne Rice. . . .Think of "The Club Dumas" as a beach book for intellectuals."
"--New York Daily News"
Lucas Corso, middle-aged, tired, and cynical, is a book detective, a mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found hanged, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's "The Three Musketeers, " Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment.
The task seems straightforward, but the unsuspecting Corso is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris in pursuit of a sinister and seemingly omniscient killer. Part mystery, part puzzle, part witty intertextual game, "The Club Dumas" is a wholly original intellectual thriller by the internationally bestselling author of "The Flanders Panel" and "The Seville Communion."
Critique: Fallen angels, satanic manuals, and a passion for the works of Raphael Sabatini and Alexandre Dumas among others--this is the stuff of Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte's engrossing novel The Club Dumas. Set in a world of antiquarian booksellers where dealers would gladly betray their own mothers to get their hands on a rare volume, The Club Dumas is a thinking person's thriller: in addition to a riveting plot, the book is full of intriguing details that range from the working habits of Alexandre Dumas to how one might go about forging a 17th-century text. Woven through these meditations is enough murder, sex, and the occult to keep both the hero, Lucas Corso, and the reader hopping.
As in his previous novel, The Flanders Panel, set in the world of art restoration, Mr. Pérez-Reverte has written a literary thriller to tease both the intellect and adrenaline gland. Lucas Corso makes a complex, ultimately sympathetic hero, and there's plenty to delight in the intricate twists and turns the story takes before the mystery of The Club Dumas is finally solved.
Titre : The Club Dumas
Éditeur : Harcourt, Brace
Date d'édition : 1997
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st US Ed..
Description du livre Harcourt. Hardcover. État : Fair. Dust Cover Missing. N° de réf. du libraire G0151001820I5N01
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), 1997. État : Good. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP3726691
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), 1997. Hardcover. État : Used: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0151001820
Description du livre HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT, 1997. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Science Fiction and Fantasy>Locked Case. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978015100182808. N° de réf. du libraire 02978015100182808
Description du livre État : Good. Moderately used book. Still a decent reading copy, the cover has visible markings and wear, some scant markings/marginalia inside is likely. Older publications likely noticeably aged/faded. N° de réf. du libraire 36SEXU0000GM
Description du livre HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT, 1997. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978015100182807. N° de réf. du libraire 02978015100182807
Description du livre Hardcover. État : Good. Used book in GOOD condition. Good enough to read. Binding in GOOD shape with no missing pages. Cover has visible wear. Markings, writings and highligtings inside the book. Text ONLY. Does NOT include accessories such as CD, DVD, access code etc. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. N° de réf. du libraire 0151001820GOA
Description du livre Hardcover. État : Good. GOOD Condition -- Book has visible wear with highlightings and writings inside -- Overall in GOOD & readable condition -- Book ONLY -- Does NOT INCLUDE supplementary materials or accessories such as CD, DVD, access code etc. -- Great DEAL !! Fast Shipping -- Friendly Customer Service -- Buy with Confidence!. N° de réf. du libraire RP0151001820GO
Description du livre Harcourt Brace & Company, New York, 1997. Paperback. 8vo. Light shelfwear, good+. N° de réf. du libraire 032681
Description du livre Harcourt Brace and Company, New York, San Diego and London, 1996. Hardcover. État : Very Good in Very Good DJ. First edition. 362 pp., 8vo. Hardcover in dj. First edition. A thrilling antiquarian mystery in which a man looks for an original copy of a book that supposedly holds the secret to summoning Satan; adapted for the screen as 'The Ninth Gate'. Slight cocking to spine but binding tight. Textblock clean & crisp. Slight shelfwear to dj. N° de réf. du libraire 158126