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The Resource Gutenberg's apprentice, Alix Christie

Gutenberg's apprentice, Alix Christie

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Gutenberg's apprentice
Title
Gutenberg's apprentice
Statement of responsibility
Alix Christie
Title variation
Gutenbergs apprentice
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the middle of the 15th century, scribe Peter Schoeffer is dismayed to be instructed by his father to give up his beloved profession of illuminating texts in Paris. Instead he is to travel to Mainz in Germany to be apprenticed to Johann Gutenberg, an entrepreneur who has invented a new process for producing books - the printing press. Working in conditions of extreme secrecy, the men employed by Gutenberg daily face new challenges both artistic and physical as they strive to create the new books to the standard required by their master. In a time of huge turmoil in Europe and around the world, Gutenberg is relentless in pursuing his dream and wooing the powerful religious leaders whose support is critical. Peter's resistance to the project slowly dissolves as he sees that, with the guidance of a scribe such as himself, the new Bibles could be as beautiful in their way as the old
Summary
Summoned home to Mainz, Germany, by his adoptive father, master scribe Peter Schoeffer becomes the apprentice of Johannes Gutenberg, who's covertly developing a system of movable metal type. Charged with keeping an eye on the wily, unpredictable Gutenberg, Peter initially chafes at his father’s orders but soon recognizes the world-changing potential of Gutenberg’s press when they begin work on an ambitious project: a printed Bible. But in a 15th-century Europe characterized by economic troubles, political unrest, and religious reform, bringing their masterpiece to completion will require back-breaking labor, utter secrecy, and (most importantly) preventing the reckless Gutenberg from sabotaging his own life’s work. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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10350964
Cataloging source
ATWFP
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Christie, Alix
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.H7523
LC item number
G88 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Fust, Johannes
  • Gutenberg, Johann
  • Schöffer, Peter
  • Historical fiction
  • Suspense fiction
  • Printing
  • Printing
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
Gutenberg's apprentice, Alix Christie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053563501
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9781472220172
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)892431081
Label
Gutenberg's apprentice, Alix Christie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053563501
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9781472220172
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)892431081

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