The Resource The liar's dictionary : a novel, Eley Williams

The liar's dictionary : a novel, Eley Williams

Label
The liar's dictionary : a novel
Title
The liar's dictionary
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eley Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Peter Winceworth is a lexicographer in Victorian-era London, toiling away at the letter "S" for a multi-volume Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Secretly, he begins to insert unauthorized fictitious entries into the dictionary in an attempt to assert some artistic freedom. In the present day, Mallory is a young intern employed by the same publisher. Her task is to uncover these entries before the dictionary is digitized. She also has to contend with threatening phone calls from an anonymous caller. Why, she wonders, is the change in the definition of "marriage" so upsetting to the caller? And does the caller really intend for the publisher's staff to "burn in hell"? As these two narratives, characters and times entwine, both Winceworth and Mallory discover how they might negotiate the complexities of the nonsensical, relentless, untrustworthy, hoax-strewn and undefinable path we call life
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Eley
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lexicographers
  • Interns
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Language and languages
  • Publishers and publishing
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Label
The liar's dictionary : a novel, Eley Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780735281493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1153264417
  • (OCoLC)1153264417
Label
The liar's dictionary : a novel, Eley Williams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780735281493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1153264417
  • (OCoLC)1153264417

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