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The Resource The invention of fire : a novel, Bruce Holsinger

The invention of fire : a novel, Bruce Holsinger

Label
The invention of fire : a novel
Title
The invention of fire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Holsinger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Though he is one of England's most acclaimed intellectuals, John Gower is no stranger to London's wretched slums and dark corners, and he knows how to trade on the secrets of the kingdom's most powerful men. When the bodies of sixteen unknown men are found in a privy, the Sheriff of London seeks Gower's help. The men's wounds--ragged holes created by an unknown object--are unlike anything the sheriff's men have ever seen. Tossed into the sewer, the bodies were meant to be found. Gower believes the men may have been used in an experiment--a test for a fearsome new war weapon his informants call the "handgonne," claiming it will be the "future of death" if its design can be perfected. Propelled by questions of his own, Gower turns to courtier and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer, who is working on some poems about pilgrims that Gower finds rather vulgar. Chaucer thinks he just may know who commissioned this new weapon, an extremely valuable piece of information that some will pay a high price for--and others will kill to conceal" --
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provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Label
The invention of fire : a novel, Bruce Holsinger
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883146360
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780062356451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883146360
Label
The invention of fire : a novel, Bruce Holsinger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883146360
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780062356451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883146360

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