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The Resource The liar, Stephen Fry

The liar, Stephen Fry

Label
The liar
Title
The liar
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Fry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the elite world of upper-class British prep schools and Oxford, Adrian Healey grows up dealing with his homosexuality by acting very queer and telling so many untruths that he almost believes some of them. Adrian gets a job teaching in another prep school before he goes off to Oxford and meets Professor Donald Treiffus, a master of linguistics. Adrian and the professor try to recover Mendax, a Hungarian invention that prevents lying, which is, after all, Adrian's Achilles' heel. Murder and mayhem follow, but then we learn there really isn't any Mendax. It's a hoax Treiffus and some other World War II intelligence types concocted to expose Adrian's uncle, who's very high up in British government - and disloyal
Cataloging source
CNWLU
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1957-
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Fry, Stephen
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Dissenters
  • Gay students
  • Homosexuality
  • Murder
  • School children
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Salzburg (Austria)
Label
The liar, Stephen Fry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 1991 by William Heinemann"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780099457053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn883423014
  • (OCoLC)883423014
Label
The liar, Stephen Fry
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 1991 by William Heinemann"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780099457053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn883423014
  • (OCoLC)883423014

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