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In 18th-century London, the author of a mythology dictionary finds himself heir to a mystery--one that leads him to a 150-year-old feud and introduces him to a cast that includes aristocrats, assassins, prostitutes, pirates, savages, and scholars. W. Somerset Maugham Award Winner.
“A dazzling linguistic and formal achievement.”
“Extravagantly spectacular . . . myriad wonders and pleasures abound . . . superbly entertaining.”
Posted November 5, 2013