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Lemprière"s dictionary

Lawrence Norfolk

Lemprière"s dictionary

by Lawrence Norfolk

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Published by Sinclair-Stevenson in London .
Written in


Edition Notes

StatementLawrence Norfolk.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6064.O665 L45 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination529 p.
Number of Pages529
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14771997M
ISBN 101856190536


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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.