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The Resource The Egyptologist

The Egyptologist

Label
The Egyptologist
Title
The Egyptologist
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Phillips
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Arthur Phillips's The Tragedy of Arthur, The Song Is You, Prague, and Angelica. From the bestselling author of Prague comes a witty, inventive, brilliantly constructed novel about an Egyptologist obsessed with finding the tomb of an apocryphal king. This darkly comic labyrinth of a story opens on the desert plains of Egypt in 1922, then winds its way from the slums of Australia to the ballrooms of Boston by way of Oxford, the battlefields of the First World War, and a royal court in turmoil. Just as Howard Carter unveils the tomb of Tutankhamun, making the most dazzling find in the history of archaeology, Oxford-educated Egyptologist Ralph Trilipush is digging himself into trouble, having staked his professional reputation and his fiancée's fortune on a scrap of hieroglyphic pornography. Meanwhile, a relentless Australian detective sets off on the case of his career, spanning the globe in search of a murderer. And another murderer. And possibly another murderer. The confluence of these seemingly separate stories results in an explosive ending, at once inevitable and utterly unpredictable. Arthur Phillips leads this expedition to its unforgettable climax with all the wit and narrative bravado that made Prague one of the most critically acclaimed novels of 2002. Exploring issues of class, greed, ambition, and the very human hunger for eternal life, this staggering second novel gives us a glimpse of Phillips's range and maturity--and is sure to earn him further acclaim as one of the most exciting authors of his generation
Summary
Obsessed Egyptologist Ralph Trilipush risks his professional reputation and his fiancâee's fortune on a search for the tomb of an apocryphal pharaoh, while an Australian detective embarks on a global search for a murderer
Theme
Writing style
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126525
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Phillips, Arthur
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
The Egyptologist
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:909e3b5e-4dc7-49d1-985e-16880ac9d19a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588364142
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Egyptologist
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:909e3b5e-4dc7-49d1-985e-16880ac9d19a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588364142
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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