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The Resource The abominable : a novel, Dan Simmons, (text large print)

The abominable : a novel, Dan Simmons, (text large print)

Label
The abominable : a novel
Title
The abominable
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dan Simmons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A thrilling tale of high-altitude death and survival set on the snowy summits of Mount Everest, from the bestselling author of The Terror. It's 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers -- a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American -- find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers -- joined by the missing boy's female cousin -- find themselves being pursued through the night by someone, or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet-- but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be. A pulse-pounding story of adventure and suspense, The Abominable is Dan Simmons at his spine-chilling best"--
  • "It's 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers -- a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American -- find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers -- joined by the missing boy's female cousin -- find themselves being pursued through the night by someone ... or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet-- but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be. A pulse-pounding story of adventure and suspense, The Abominable is Dan Simmons at his spine-chilling best"--
Summary
Four climbers travel to Mount Everest in 1924 in an attempt to recover the body of a missing adventurer but find themselves being pursued by someone or something
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
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  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10220636
Cataloging source
NVC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1250
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The abominable : a novel, Dan Simmons, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
860805960
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
663 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316239912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)860805960
Label
The abominable : a novel, Dan Simmons, (text large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
860805960
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
663 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316239912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)860805960

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