Title: Lempriere's Dictionary
Publisher: Harmony September 1992
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Fine (F)
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed By Author
SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half tittle page. Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. First Edition, First printing. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. On one level this is a richly textured historical novel set at the end of the 18th century in London, Paris , and the Channel Islands. At the same time it subverts our expectations, revealing 'history ' as a vast conspiracy whose workings are both mysterious and inevitable. Bookseller Inventory # 6514
Synopsis: "An important and inspiring novel."
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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....
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author: Lawrence Norfolk was born in London in 1963. He has written three novels: Lemprière?s Dictionary, Pope?s Rhinoceros, and In the Shape of a Boar.
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