The Resource Voltaire's calligrapher, Pablo de Santis ; translated from the Spanish by Lisa Carter

Voltaire's calligrapher, Pablo de Santis ; translated from the Spanish by Lisa Carter

Label
Voltaire's calligrapher
Title
Voltaire's calligrapher
Statement of responsibility
Pablo de Santis ; translated from the Spanish by Lisa Carter
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Dalessius is twenty when he comes to work for one of the Enlightenment's most famous minds, the author and philosopher Voltaire. As the great man's calligrapher, Dalessius becomes witness to many wonders--and finds himself in the middle of a secret battle between the malevolent remnants of the all-but-dead Dark Ages and the progressive elements of the modern age. The calligrapher's role in this shadowy conflict will carry him to many perilous places-- through the gates of sinister castles and to the doors of a bizarre bordello; toward life-and death confrontations with inventive henchmen, ingenious mechanical execution devices, poisonous fish, and murderous automatons. As the conspiracy to halt the Enlightenment's astonishing progress intensifies, young Dalessius's courage--as well as Voltaire's unique cunning and wit--are put to the ultimate test as they strive to ensure the survival of the future
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UKM
Dewey number
863.64
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
novels
Voltaire's calligrapher, Pablo de Santis ; translated from the Spanish by Lisa Carter
Label
Voltaire's calligrapher, Pablo de Santis ; translated from the Spanish by Lisa Carter
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An elegant and atmospheric literary thriller that will delight fans of The Interpretation of Murder and The Shadow of the Wind Eighteenth century France; the Age of Enlightenment. Young calligrapher Dalessius has just been released from prison and finding himself homeless takes a job as Voltaire's messenger and spy. Soon he's entangled in a web of secrets and intrigue, leading from the courts and scaffolds of Toulouse to Paris, and a mysterious fortified monastery. There Abbot Mazy and the legendary calligrapher, Silas Darel, guard a horrific secret. Assisted by an executioner and the beautiful, marble-like daughter of an automaton maker, Dalessius encounters a gothic landscape of sinister clergymen, naked female bodies, secret messages and invisible ink as he seeks the truth behind the Abbot's machinations
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546326
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20 cm.
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Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780007269051
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP546326
  • 13470882
  • (OCoLC)632078116

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