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Lempriere"s Dictionary

Lawrence Norfolk

Lempriere"s Dictionary

by Lawrence Norfolk

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Published by Random House Value Publishing .
Written in English

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  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7677969M
    ISBN 100517131358
    ISBN 109780517131350

    As the seventeenth century opens, a band of venturers forms the Honourable Company of Merchants trading from England to the East Indies. In France, the siege of La Rochelle ends with the massacre of thirty thousand men, women and children. Almost two centuries later, in , John Lemprière published his classical dictionary. This much is fact/5(K). I started this book with great hopes, but after a short while struggled to understand what really was going on. There must have been a plot but it was impossible for me to find. However I persevered but it was a titanic struggle to finish the book in /5.

    Compare book prices from over , booksellers. Find Lempriere's Classical Dictionary: Proper Names Cited () by J. Lempriere/5(6).   Lempriere's Dictionary by Lawrence Norfolk, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).

    "An important and inspiring novel."VOICE LITERARY SUPPLEMENTIt 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 year old conspiracy . London: Sinclaire-Stevenson, The author's first novel. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Free book stamp to title page. ; x x 6 Inches; pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover.


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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. Lemprières Dictionary is a salmagundi mixing historical fiction, wandering internal dialogue, literary curiosity, conspiracy novel, steampunk, Lemprieres Dictionary book 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. 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.

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 year old conspiracy that has kept his family from its share of the /5(41). 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. John Lemprière (c. Jersey – 1 FebruaryLondon) was an English classical scholar, lexicographer, theologian, teacher and was the son of Charles Lemprière (died ), of Mont au Prêtre, Jersey.

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About Lempriere’s Dictionary "An important and inspiring novel." VOICE LITERARY SUPPLEMENT 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.

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.

18th-century London is the setting of this extraordinary novel in which a young man investigating his father's death becomes enmeshed in a worldwide, generations-old conspiracy centered deep within the archetype of today's multinational corporations: the East India Company.

Published to widespread acclaim in England, it is an intellectually. Lemprière’s Dictionary is an unusual novel; it is an intellectual tour de force that uses the styles and structures of a number of different narrative is, for example, the quest. Buy Lempriere's Dictionary by Lawrence Norfolk from Waterstones today.

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Translations, and dictionaries of myth such as Lemprière’s and Tooke’s were vital to the development of John Keats’s poetry; a copy of this book was among his possessions when he died.

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