Land of Marvels A Novel

Land of Marvels
Auteur: Barry Unsworth
Uitgever: Ww Norton & Co
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780393335521
  • Druk: 1
  • april 2010
  • 304 pagina's
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Barry Unsworth has the extraordinary ability to re-create the past and make it relevant to contemporary readers. In Land of Marvels, an historical thriller set in 1914, he brings to life the schemes and double-dealings of Western nations grappling for a foothold in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire.

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.

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2010-04-14
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21 x 14 x 1,9 cm
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304 pagina's
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Auteur
Barry Unsworth
Uitgever
Ww Norton & Co

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9780393335521

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2010-04-14
Subtitel
A Novel
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