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Land of Marvels (2009) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Somerville, a British archaeologist, is excavating a long-buried Assyrian palace. The site lies directly in the path of a new railroad to Baghdad, and he watches nervously as the construction progresses, threatening to destroy his discovery. The expedition party includes Somerville’s beautiful, bored wife, Edith; Patricia, a smart young graduate student; and Jehar, an Arab man-of-all-duties whose subservient manner belies his intelligence and ambitions. Posing as an archaeologist, an American geologist from an oil company arrives one day and insinuates himself into the group. But he’s not the only one working undercover to stake a claim on Iraq’s rich oil fields.

Original title: Land of Marvels
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalAsiaMiddle East
FictionCrime and MysteryArchaeology

Edition #1: Land of Marvels

Land of Marvels (2009)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

Land of Marvels (January 6, 2009)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385520072
Pages: 304

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