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Séance Infernale, Jonathan Skariton

Label
Séance Infernale
Title
Séance Infernale
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Skariton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An extraordinary debut novel--dark, fast-paced, thrilling--set in contemporary and nineteenth-century Europe, the United States, and Scotland, involving the true inventor of moving pictures; his lost film, Séance Infernale, made in Edinburgh in 1888; and a shocking series of crimes terrorizing the city in present time. A riveting story of suspense; a compelling tale of adventure. The time: 2002. Alex Whitman, a movie memorabilia dealer who can find anything, is hired by an eccentric film collector to locate what could be the first film ever made, Séance Infernale. Its creator, Augustin Sekuler, is considered by those who know about movies to be the true inventor of motion pictures--not the Lumiere brothers, nor Thomas Edison. In 1890, Sekular had boarded a train from Dijon, headed to Paris, days before he was to present to the world his greatest new invention, the first of its kind--a moving picture machine. Sekuler never arrived at Gare de Lyon station. He and his moving picture machine vanished, never to be heard from again. When Alex Whitman tracks down what might be fragments of Sekuler's famously lost film, questions are raised--about Sekuler, about what happened to him and to his invention, and about the film itself. And the stakes become ratcheted up as the film's riddles lead to a darker, far more dangerous mystery"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skariton, Jonathan
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6119.K37
LC item number
S43 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lost films
  • Inventors
  • Disappeared persons
Label
Séance Infernale, Jonathan Skariton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-296)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781101946732
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016048129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2016048129
Label
Séance Infernale, Jonathan Skariton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-296)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781101946732
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016048129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2016048129

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