The Resource The invention of fire, Bruce Holsinger

The invention of fire, Bruce Holsinger

Label
The invention of fire
Title
The invention of fire
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Holsinger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Though he is one of England's most acclaimed intellectuals, John Gower is no stranger to London's wretched slums and dark corners, and he knows how to trade on the secrets of the kingdom's most powerful men. When the bodies of sixteen unknown men are found in a privy, the Sheriff of London seeks Gower's help. The men's wounds--ragged holes created by an unknown object--are unlike anything the sheriff's men have ever seen. Tossed into the sewer, the bodies were meant to be found. Gower believes the men may have been used in an experiment--a test for a fearsome new war weapon his informants call the "handgonne," claiming it will be the "future of death" if its design can be perfected. Propelled by questions of his own, Gower turns to courtier and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer, who is working on some poems about pilgrims that Gower finds rather vulgar. Chaucer thinks he just may know who commissioned this new weapon, an extremely valuable piece of information that some will pay a high price for--and others will kill to conceal" --
Assigning source
provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holsinger, Bruce W
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O49435658
LC item number
I58 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Gower, John
  • Murder
  • London (England)
Label
The invention of fire, Bruce Holsinger
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780062356451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883146360
  • 538240
  • (OCoLC)ocn883146360
  • 538240
Label
The invention of fire, Bruce Holsinger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780062356451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883146360
  • 538240
  • (OCoLC)ocn883146360
  • 538240

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