The Resource A burnable book: : a novel, Bruce Holsinger, (electronic resource)

A burnable book: : a novel, Bruce Holsinger, (electronic resource)

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A burnable book: : a novel
Title
A burnable book:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Holsinger
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Language
eng
Summary
In Chaucer's London, betrayal, murder, and intrigue swirl around the existence of a prophetic book that foretells the deaths of England's kings London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers-including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford-England's young king, Richard II, is in mortal peril. Songs are heard across London-catchy verses said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the ends of England's kings-and among the book's predictions is Richard's assassination. Only a few powerful men know that the cryptic lines derive from a "burnable book," a seditious work that threatens the stability of the realm. To find the manuscript, wily bureaucrat Geoffrey Chaucer turns to fellow poet John Gower, a professional trader in information with connections high and low. Gower discovers that the book and incriminating evidence about its author have fallen into the unwitting hands of innocents, who will be drawn into a conspiracy that reaches from the king's court to London's slums and stews-and potentially implicates Gower's own son. As the intrigue deepens, it becomes clear that John Gower, a man with secrets of his own, may hold the key to saving the king, and England itself. Medieval scholar Bruce Holsinger draws on his vast knowledge of the period to add colorful, authentic detail-on everything from poetry and bookbinding to court intrigues and brothels-to this highly entertaining and brilliantly constructed literary mystery that brings medieval England gloriously to life
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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Holsinger, Bruce
Dewey number
813/.6
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fiction
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Narrated by Simon Vance
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  • Vance, Simon
  • hoopla digital
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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Gower, John
  • Books and reading
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Betrayal
  • London (England)
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adult
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A burnable book: : a novel, Bruce Holsinger, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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MWT11588005
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 58 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780062308689
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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MWT11588005
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sound
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other
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11588005
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A burnable book: : a novel, Bruce Holsinger, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
Control code
MWT11588005
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 58 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062308689
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11588005
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11588005
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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