Lempria]re's Dictionary (Paperback)

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An international best-seller and winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize, Lemprieres 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 beats his name. He discovers a conspiracy against his family dating back 150 years. Told with the narrative drive of a political thriller and a Dickensian panorama of place and time, this astonishing tale encompasses the Great Voyages of Discovery, multinational financial conspiracies, and a motley cast of scholars and eccentrics, drunken aristocrats, whores and assassins, and octogenarian pirates, all brilliantly depicted across three continents and the world of classical mythology.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802139870
ISBN-10: 0802139876
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: June 13th, 2003
Pages: 529
Language: English