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The Resource A Burnable Book, Bruce Holsinger

A Burnable Book, Bruce Holsinger

Label
A Burnable Book
Title
A Burnable Book
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Holsinger
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers--including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford--England's young, still untested king, Richard II, is in mortal peril, and the danger is only beginning. Songs are heard across London--catchy verses said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the end 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 labyrinthine conspiracy that reaches from the king's court to London's slums and stews--and potentially implicates his own son. As the intrigue deepens, it becomes clear that Gower, a man with secrets of his own, may be the last hope to save a king from a terrible fate
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O49435658
LC item number
B87 2014
Literary form
fiction
Label
A Burnable Book, 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
ix, 444 pages
Isbn
9780062240323
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013025522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn853664406
  • (OCoLC)853664406
Label
A Burnable Book, 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
ix, 444 pages
Isbn
9780062240323
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013025522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn853664406
  • (OCoLC)853664406

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