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A Burnable Book : A Novel, (electronic resource :)

Label
A Burnable Book : A Novel
Title
A Burnable Book
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Holsinger
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Language
eng
Summary
In Chaucer's London, betrayal, murder, and intrigue swirl around the existence of a prophetic book that foretells the deaths of England's kings London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers—including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford—England's young king, Richard II, is in mortal peril. Songs are heard across London—catchy verses said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the ends of England's kings—and among the book's predictions is Richard's assassination. Only a few powerful men know that the cryptic lines derive from a "burnable book," a seditious work that threatens the stability of the realm. To find the manuscript, wily bureaucrat Geoffrey Chaucer turns to fellow poet John Gower, a professional trader in information with connections high and low. Gower discovers that the book and incriminating evidence about its author have fallen into the unwitting hands of innocents, who will be drawn into a conspiracy that reaches from the king's court to London's slums and stews—and potentially implicates Gower's own son. As the intrigue deepens, it becomes clear that John Gower, a man with secrets of his own, may hold the key to saving the king, and England itself. Medieval scholar Bruce Holsinger draws on his vast knowledge of the period to add colorful, authentic detail—on everything from poetry and bookbinding to court intrigues and brothels—to this highly entertaining and brilliantly constructed literary mystery that brings medieval England gloriously to life
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In 1385 London, poet John Gower is asked by Geoffrey Chaucer to find an ancient manuscript that prophesies the end of England's kings, which draws him into a conspiracy that reaches from the king's court to London's slums and potentially implicates his own son
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10262449
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MnSpTMCL
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
General adult
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
John Gower novels
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
A Burnable Book : A Novel, (electronic resource :)
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-d3u5y89
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Publication
Control code
9780062240347
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unknown
Extent
464 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780062240347
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
d3u5y89
Label
A Burnable Book : A Novel, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-d3u5y89
Publication
Control code
9780062240347
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
464 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780062240347
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
d3u5y89

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