4 edition of Lemprière"s dictionary found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||PR6064.O665 L45 1991|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||529|
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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 by: 4. Lemprières Dictionary is a salmagundi mixing historical fiction, wandering internal dialogue, literary curiosity, conspiracy novel, steampunk, and fantasy. It tells the story of John Lemprière, the naïve and bookish son of a Jersey businessman, who finds himself drawn into a murky conspiracy relating to profit-taking in the East India Company/5.
Lempriere's Dictionary Hardcover – September 8, by Lawrence Norfolk (Author) › Visit Amazon's Lawrence Norfolk Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. /5(41). A masterful debut from Londoner Norfolk that delves into 18th- century commerce by way of classical mythology, suggesting grim secrets behind the spectacular success of the East India Company- -secrets that have root in the mass suicide of Huguenots under siege in the French port city of Rochelle more that a century earlier.
Deftly merging history, classical allusions, and fabulous fantasy, in. If Norfolk's first novel were indeed a dictionary, its first entries might well be accomplished, ambitious, and audacious.
On one level this is a richly textured historical novel set at the end of the 18th century in London, Paris, and the Channel : Random House Publishing Group.
About The Book. An international best-seller and winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize, Lempriére’s Dictionary is the debut novel from Lawrence Norfolk, one of England’s most innovative, internationally acclaimed young authors. In eighteenth-century London, John Lempriére works feverishly on a celebrated dictionary of classical mythology that bears his name.