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The alchemist's door, Lisa Goldstein

Label
The alchemist's door
Title
The alchemist's door
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Goldstein
Title variation
alchemists door
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Scientist, mathematician, and court astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I, John Dee is also one of the sixteenth century's most renowned alchemists, driven by a passion to fathom the elemental secrets of the cosmos. But when his reckless assistant, Edward Kelley, succeeds in using a crystal sphere to summon angels, Dee is catapulted into an awesome struggle that may extinguish the light of reason forever." "One of the spirits invoked is a cunning demon who takes possession of Dee's young daughter, Katherine, and shows Dee a frightening vision of his own future. Terrified by what has been foretold, Dee abruptly decides to close his house in London and race to Eastern Europe with his long-suffering wife, Jane, and their two young children."
  • "Their desperate flight brings them at last to the fabled city of Prague; a center of culture, knowledge, and learning, both sacred and profane, a gateway between the Eastern and Western worlds, and also, it is whispered, a door between our world and the world of the spirits." "There, in the city's ancient streets, Dee encounters the mystic Rabbi Judah Loew, who enlists his aid in the creation of a golem - a man fashioned from clay - to defend the city's Jewish Quarter from persecution. And he asks Dee's help to avert an impending crisis that threatens to engulf the world. For ancient legends say that the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of thirty-six righteous men. And if one of those righteous men dies before his time, the world will end and dark spirits will remake it in their own image."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Fleeing to Prague to escape a demon attack, alchemist and astrologer John Dee assists a mystic rabbi in the creation of a clay Golem that will defend the city's Jewish Quarter and prevent the fulfillment of a terrible prophecy.
Storyline
Character
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070230
Cataloging source
DLC
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Goldstein, Lisa
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Dee, John
  • Judah Loew ben Bezalel
  • Rabbis
  • Golem
  • Alchemists
  • British
  • Jews
  • Astrologers
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
Target audience
adult
Label
The alchemist's door, Lisa Goldstein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Control code
000026214559
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
286 p.
Isbn
9780765301512
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The alchemist's door, Lisa Goldstein
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Control code
000026214559
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
286 p.
Isbn
9780765301512
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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