The Resource Land of marvels, Barry Unsworth

Land of marvels, Barry Unsworth

Label
Land of marvels
Title
Land of marvels
Statement of responsibility
Barry Unsworth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Somerville, a British archeologist, worries that his new discovery, an ancient tomb, will be compromised by the construction--funded by Germany--of a new railway line. At the excavation site, Somerville's wife, Edith, wonders if her marriage has fizzled, especially after the arrival of Alex Elliott, a handsome American posing as a geologist but secretly searching for new sources of oil. Meanwhile, Jehar, an Arab confidence man, brings often fabricated messages to Somerville, warning him that the Germans are quickly approaching. The tension between the players--all eager to claim rights to what the land provides--builds toward a violent, unexpected finale
Title
Land of marvels
Creator
Summary
In 1914, as the nations of the West are making a play for political power and oil in the Middle East, Somerville, a British archaeologist, finds his excavation of a long-buried Assyrian palace threatened by construction of a new railroad to Baghdad
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
289443
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6071.N8
LC item number
L36 2009b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Barry Unsworth
Label
Land of marvels, Barry Unsworth
Publication
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  • ADAMS-DEC
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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
7609946
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point large print ed.
Extent
335 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781602853997
Isbn Type
(lg. print : library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008045262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
7609946
System control number
(DLC)2008045262

Library Locations

    • Andrews-Dallas Public LibraryBorrow it
      30 E. Madison St., Andrews, IN, 46702, US
      40.857811 -85.601092
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