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Lempriere's Dictionary (1991) [Novel]
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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 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.

Original title: Lempriere's Dictionary
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropean18th Century
FictionHistoricalEuropeanBritish IslesEngland

Edition #1: Lempriere's Dictionary

Lempriere's Dictionary (1991)
Awards: Somerset Maugham Award (1992)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Lempriere's Dictionary (April 2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802139876
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.2 x 1.3
Pages: 432

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