The Last Bookaneer

The Last Bookaneer

The bookaneers are on the verge of extinction. From the author of The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl, The Last Bookaneer is the astonishing story of these literary thieves’ epic final heist.

Author: Matthew Pearl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698195615

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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“This swashbuckling tale of greed and great literature will remind you why Pearl is the reigning king of popular literary historical thrillers. His latest is guaranteed to delight lovers of history and mystery.”—Library Journal (starred review) book'a-neer' (bŏŏk'kå-nēr'), n. a literary pirate; an individual capable of doing all that must be done in the universe of books that publishers, authors, and readers must not have a part in London, 1890—Pen Davenport is the most infamous bookaneer in Europe. A master of disguise, he makes his living stalking harbors, coffeehouses, and print shops for the latest manuscript to steal. But this golden age of publishing is on the verge of collapse. For a hundred years, loose copyright laws and a hungry reading public created a unique opportunity: books could easily be published without an author’s permission. Authors gained fame but suffered financially—Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, to name a few—but publishers reaped enormous profits while readers bought books inexpensively. Yet on the eve of the twentieth century, a new international treaty is signed to grind this literary underground to a sharp halt. The bookaneers are on the verge of extinction. From the author of The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl, The Last Bookaneer is the astonishing story of these literary thieves’ epic final heist. On the island of Samoa, a dying Robert Louis Stevenson labors over a new novel. The thought of one last book from the great author fires the imaginations of the bookaneers, and soon Davenport sets out for the South Pacific island. As always, Davenport is reluctantly accompanied by his assistant Fergins, who is whisked across the world for one final caper. Fergins soon discovers the supreme thrill of aiding Davenport in his quest to steal Stevenson’s manuscript and make a fortune before the new treaty ends the bookaneers’ trade forever. But Davenport is hardly the only bookaneer with a mind to pirate Stevenson’s last novel. His longtime adversary, the monstrous Belial, appears on the island, and soon Davenport, Fergins, and Belial find themselves embroiled in a conflict larger, perhaps, than literature itself. In The Last Bookaneer, Pearl crafts a finely wrought tale about a showdown between brilliant men in the last great act of their professions. It is nothing short of a page-turning journey to the heart of a lost era. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Fiction

The Dante Chamber

The Dante Chamber

PENGUIN BOOKS THE DANTE CHAMBER Matthew Pearl is the award-winning
and bestselling author of the novels The Last Bookaneer, The Dante Club, The
Poe Shadow, The Last Dickens, and The Technologists. His books have been ...

Author: Matthew Pearl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525558958

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Memories, fears, the fog of nightmares... Five years after a series of Dante-inspired killings stunned Boston, a politician is found in a London park with his neck crushed by an enormous stone device etched with a verse from the Divine Comedy. When other shocking deaths erupt across the city, all in the style of the penances Dante memorialized in Purgatory, poet Christina Rossetti fears her missing brother, the artist and writer Dante Gabriel Rossetti, will be the next victim. The unwavering Christina enlists poets Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, and Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes to decipher the literary clues, and together these unlikely investigators unravel the secrets of Dante’s verses to find Gabriel and stop the killings. Racing between the shimmering mansions of the elite and the seedy corners of London’s underworld, they descend further into the mystery. But when the true inspiration behind the gruesome murders is finally revealed, Christina must confront a more profound terror than anyone had imagined. A dazzling tale of intrigue from the writer Library Journal calls “the reigning king of popular literary historical thrillers,” The Dante Chamber is a riveting journey across London and into both the beauty and darkness of Dante. Expertly blending fact and fiction, Pearl gives us a historical mystery like no other that captivates and surprises until the last page.
Categories: Fiction

The Waters The Wild

The Waters   The Wild

This is a compelling debut that is equal parts character study and literary labyrinth.”—Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club and The Last Bookaneer “A cryptic, beguiling puzzle-box of a book, The Waters & ...

Author: DeSales Harrison

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812989564

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 128

Haunted by a past crime and a past lover, a psychoanalyst tries to protect his daughter from his mistakes—but at what cost? “This dazzling gothic-tinged thriller takes us deep into a labyrinth of secrets, lies, and deceptions.”—Dan Chaon, New York Times bestselling author of Ill Will Daniel Abend is a single parent in New York City, with a successful therapy practice and a comfortable life: an apartment on the Upper West Side, a teenage daughter, a peaceful daily routine. When one of his patients commits suicide, it is a tragedy, but one easily explained: The young woman suffered from depression and drug addiction. But soon after, Daniel receives an ominous note that makes him question the circumstances surrounding his patient’s death. He is provided with a provocative series of clues—a mysterious key, a cryptic poem, a photograph with a chilling message. A few days later, his daughter abruptly disappears. Daniel is swept into an increasingly desperate search for his daughter, and for the truth—a search that stretches back decades, to when he was a young man living in Paris, falling in love with a woman who would ultimately upend his life. As he is tormented by a steady flow of anonymous letters, Daniel recognizes that he must confront the secrets of his past: There is a debt to be paid, an account to be settled. Advance praise for The Waters & The Wild “Elegant, elegiac, enigmatic: three words to describe The Waters & The Wild. DeSales Harrison crafts a series of intricate psychological layers that blur the lines between what is past and present, real and unreal. This is a compelling debut that is equal parts character study and literary labyrinth.”—Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club and The Last Bookaneer “A cryptic, beguiling puzzle-box of a book, The Waters & The Wild is chilling in its acuity and deep in its sorrows—a mesmeric exploration of guilt in the vein of Vertigo or The Secret History, with the frantic nightmare-logic of a thriller.”—David Gilbert, author of & Sons
Categories: Fiction

Ginnifer

Ginnifer

A man convicted of murdering his wife finds an unlikely champion in this short story by the bestselling author of The Dante Club. Our narrator is a man convicted of first-degree murder with only one person on his side: Ginnifer.

Author: Matthew Pearl

Publisher: Mulholland Books

ISBN: 9780316361323

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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A man convicted of murdering his wife finds an unlikely champion in this short story by the bestselling author of The Dante Club. Our narrator is a man convicted of first-degree murder with only one person on his side: Ginnifer. After seeing him on TV and becoming obsessed with the case, Ginnifer devotes herself to overturning his sentence. Eventually, Ginnifer's friendship turns into something more--but the closer they become, the more the relationship turns into a prison of its own. "Ginnifer" by Matthew Pearl is one of 20 short stories within Mulholland Books's Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the Strand Magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and listen to them all!
Categories: Fiction

The Last Dickens

The Last Dickens

But when Daniel’s body is discovered by the docks and the manuscript is nowhere to be found, Osgood must embark on a transatlantic quest to unearth the novel that he hopes will save his venerable business and reveal Daniel’s killer.

Author: Matthew Pearl

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588368580

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 279

In his most enthralling novel yet, the critically acclaimed author Matthew Pearl reopens one of literary history’s greatest mysteries. The Last Dickens is a tale filled with the dazzling twists and turns, the unerring period details, and the meticulous research that thrilled readers of the bestsellers The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow. Boston, 1870. When news of Charles Dickens’s untimely death reaches the office of his struggling American publisher, Fields & Osgood, partner James Osgood sends his trusted clerk Daniel Sand to await the arrival of Dickens’s unfinished novel. But when Daniel’s body is discovered by the docks and the manuscript is nowhere to be found, Osgood must embark on a transatlantic quest to unearth the novel that he hopes will save his venerable business and reveal Daniel’s killer. Danger and intrigue abound on the journey to England, for which Osgood has chosen Rebecca Sand, Daniel’s older sister, to assist him. As they attempt to uncover Dickens’s final mystery, Osgood and Rebecca find themselves racing the clock through a dangerous web of literary lions and drug dealers, sadistic thugs and blue bloods, and competing members of Dickens’s inner circle. They soon realize that understanding Dickens’s lost ending is a matter of life and death, and the hidden key to stopping a murderous mastermind. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Fiction

The Professor s Assassin Short Story

The Professor s Assassin  Short Story

Includes a preview of Matthew Pearl’s forthcoming novel, The Technologists, which Joseph Finder calls “the best yet from a true master of the historical thriller.”

Author: Matthew Pearl

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780345530141

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 174

Matthew Pearl’s upcoming novel, The Technologists, is a stunning historical thriller based on the early days of America’s great institution of learning, MIT—and a depraved killer teaching Boston to fear its own shadow. In this original eBook short story, Pearl delves further into the turbulent world of nineteenth-century academia to re-create a shocking, real-life, and all-but-forgotten crime. William Barton Rogers will one day become MIT’s founder and president. But in 1840 he is still a science professor at the University of Virginia. A tall and commanding intellectual, he epitomizes the strong and liberal ways of “Mr. Jefferson’s University,” a controversial experiment in progressive thought and laissez-faire governance. Then a startling event rocks the school to its foundation. Riots led by masked “volunteers” have begun roiling the campus, exploiting its attitude toward discipline. When one of his colleagues is brutally slain during the unrest, Rogers must become a man of both words and deeds to capture the killer—and keep an essential institution from collapsing around him. Includes a preview of Matthew Pearl’s forthcoming novel, The Technologists, which Joseph Finder calls “the best yet from a true master of the historical thriller.”
Categories: Fiction

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Introducing to literature the concept of applying reason to solving crime, these tales brought Poe fame and fortune.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307432445

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 288

Edited and with an Introduction by Matthew Pearl Includes “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt,” and “The Purloined Letter” Between 1841 and 1844, Edgar Allan Poe invented the genre of detective fiction with three mesmerizing stories of a young French eccentric named C. Auguste Dupin. Introducing to literature the concept of applying reason to solving crime, these tales brought Poe fame and fortune. Years later, Dorothy Sayers would describe “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” as “almost a complete manual of detective theory and practice.” Indeed, Poe’s short mysteries inspired the creation of countless literary sleuths, among them Sherlock Holmes. Today, the unique Dupin stories still stand out as utterly engrossing page-turners. Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide
Categories: Fiction

The Technologists with bonus short story The Professor s Assassin

The Technologists  with bonus short story The Professor s Assassin

Don’t miss Matthew Pearl’s short story “The Professor’s Assassin,” featuring characters from The Technologists, in the back of the book. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

Author: Matthew Pearl

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679605072

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 164

“A terrific historical mystery in the fine old Arthur Conan Doyle style . . . Who knew that a mystery formed around the founding of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could be so good? . . . There are cliffhanger endings and fortuitous escapes. . . . There are even a couple of very sweet romances.”—The Globe and Mail NATIONAL BESTSELLER Boston, 1868. The Civil War may be over but a new war has begun, one between past and present, tradition and technology. The daring Massachusetts Institute of Technology is on a mission to harness science for the benefit of all. But when an unnatural disaster strikes the ships in Boston Harbor, and an equally inexplicable catastrophe devastates the heart of the city, an antiscience backlash casts a pall over MIT and threatens its very survival. So the best and brightest from the Institute’s first graduating class secretly join forces to save innocent lives and track down the truth. Armed with ingenuity and their unique scientific training, gifted war veteran Marcus Mansfield, blueblood Robert Richards, genius Edwin Hoyt, and brilliant freshman Ellen Swallow will match wits with a master criminal bent on the utter destruction of the city. Don’t miss Matthew Pearl’s short story “The Professor’s Assassin,” featuring characters from The Technologists, in the back of the book. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.
Categories: Fiction

The Philosopher s Flight

The Philosopher s Flight

"An epic historical fantasy set in a World War I-era America where magic and science have blended into a single extraordinary art"--Amazon.com.

Author: Tom Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476778150

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 622

"Half science, half magic--entierly fantastic"--Cover.
Categories: Fiction

The Dante Club

The Dante Club

With this story of the Dante Club’s own descent into hell, Mr. Pearl’s book will delight the Dante novice and expert alike.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Pearl] ably meshes the . . . literary analysis with a suspenseful plot and in ...

Author: Matthew Pearl

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588363104

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 978

A New York Times Bestseller Words can bleed. In 1865 Boston, the literary geniuses of the Dante Club—poets and Harvard professors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell, along with publisher J. T. Fields—are finishing America’s first translation of The Divine Comedy and preparing to unveil Dante’s remarkable visions to the New World. The powerful Boston Brahmins at Harvard College are fighting to keep Dante in obscurity, believing that the infiltration of foreign superstitions into American minds will prove as corrupting as the immigrants arriving at Boston Harbor. The members of the Dante Club fight to keep a sacred literary cause alive, but their plans fall apart when a series of murders erupts through Boston and Cambridge. Only this small group of scholars realizes that the gruesome killings are modeled on the descriptions of Hell’s punishments from Dante’s Inferno. With the lives of the Boston elite and Dante’s literary future in America at stake, the Dante Club members must find the killer before the authorities discover their secret. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and an outcast police officer named Nicholas Rey, the first black member of the Boston police department, must place their careers on the line to end the terror. Together, they discover that the source of the murders lies closer to home than they ever could have imagined. The Dante Club is a magnificent blend of fact and fiction, a brilliantly realized paean to Dante’s continued grip on our imagination, and a captivating thriller that will surprise readers from beginning to end. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Fiction

The Poe Shadow

The Poe Shadow

The resulting novel is a publishing event that, through sublime craftsmanship, subtle wit, and devious twists, does honor to Poe himself

Author: Matthew Pearl

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588365174

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 418

“I present to you . . . the truth about this man’s death and my life.” Baltimore, 1849. The body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave. The public, the press, and even Poe’s own family and friends accept the conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful end as a drunkard. Everyone, in fact, seems to believe this except a young Baltimore lawyer named Quentin Clark, an ardent admirer who puts his own career and reputation at risk in a passionate crusade to salvage Poe’s. As Quentin explores the puzzling circumstances of Poe’s demise, he discovers that the writer’s last days are riddled with unanswered questions the police are possibly willfully ignoring. Just when Poe’s death seems destined to remain a mystery, and forever sealing his ignominy, inspiration strikes Quentin–in the form of Poe’s own stories. The young attorney realizes that he must find the one person who can solve the strange case of Poe’s death: the real-life model for Poe’s brilliant fictional detective character, C. Auguste Dupin, the hero of ingenious tales of crime and detection. In short order, Quentin finds himself enmeshed in sinister machinations involving political agents, a female assassin, the corrupt Baltimore slave trade, and the lost secrets of Poe’s final hours. With his own future hanging in the balance, Quentin Clark must turn master investigator himself to unchain his now imperiled fate from that of Poe’s. Following his phenomenal debut novel, The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl has once again crossed pitch-perfect literary history with innovative mystery to create a beautifully detailed, ingeniously plotted tale of suspense. Pearl’s groundbreaking research–featuring documented material never published before–opens a new window on the truth behind Poe’s demise, literary history’s most persistent enigma. The resulting novel is a publishing event that, through sublime craftsmanship, subtle wit, and devious twists, does honor to Poe himself From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Fiction

The Midnight Watch

The Midnight Watch

This is Dyer's debut novel and he writes with a reporter's passion for detail, while his sensitive cast of flawed storytellers paints a whole new world . . . Dyer's search for the truth has a thriller's edge.

Author: David Dyer

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 9781760141653

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 356

David Dyer's astonishing novel The Midnight Watch is based on the true story of the SS Californian, the ship that saw the Titanic's distress rockets and yet, unfathomably, did nothing. A psychological thriller. Sometimes the smallest of human failings can lead to the greatest of disasters As the Titanic was sinking slowly in the wretchedly cold North Atlantic, she could see the lights of another ship on the horizon. She called for help by Morse lamp and the new Marconi telegraph machine, but there was no response. Just after midnight the Titanic began firing distress rockets. The other ship, the Californian, saw these rockets but didn't come. Why not? When the story of the disaster begins to emerge, it's a question that Boston American reporter John Steadman cannot let go. As soon as he lays eyes on the Californian's captain and second officer, he knows a story lurks behind their version of events. So begins his strange journey towards the truth. Haunted by the fifteen hundred who went to their deaths in those icy waters, and by the loss of his own baby son years earlier, Steadman must either find redemption in the Titanic's tragedy or lose himself. Based on true events, The Midnight Watch is at once a heart-stopping mystery and a deeply knowing novel – about the frailty of men, the strength of women, the capriciousness of fate and the price of loyalty. 'Engrossing historical fiction . . . such an assured debut.' Stephen Romei, Weekend Australian 'We know the gist of this story so well by now, embedded as it is in western mythology, so there must be something pretty special going on with the writing of this book when you are reading it thinking: 'Maybe the boat won't sink! Maybe a rescue party will get there in time!'' Alison Huber, head buyer, Readings 'Steadman spares no efforts in his pursuit of the truth, and we cannot help but follow him through this affecting tale that brings to life a world reeling from tragedy in the midst of fresh class disruption and the beginnings of the feminist movement. This excellent historical novel pushed me into new territory . . . [The Midnight Watch] is a novel that is disarming, compelling and, most importantly, compassionate.' Chris Gordon, Readings Event Manager 'A gripping, expertly written tale.' Canberra Times 'A new take on [the Titanic] story that is utterly compelling. This is Dyer's debut novel and he writes with a reporter's passion for detail, while his sensitive cast of flawed storytellers paints a whole new world . . . Dyer's search for the truth has a thriller's edge.' Australian Women's Weekly 'David Dyer has a reporter's ear for story, a detective's nose for motive, and an artist's eye for detail . . . A gripping novel of flawed people, missed chances, and suspense.' Charlotte Rogan, author of The Lifeboat 'A fascinating novel. David Dyer has captured all the drama and emotion of the Titanic disaster from an intriguing new perspective. Clever, gripping and utterly compelling. Historical fiction at its very best.' Hazel Gaynor, author of The Girl Who Came Home and A Memory of Violets 'In The Midnight Watch, David Dyer makes the story of the sinking of the Titanic brand new – he even makes you wonder what will happen. This superb novel, the disaster we think we know, comes freshly alive through its unfamiliar point of view, and David Dyer's vivid eye for the right and telling detail.' Peter Nichols, author of The Rocks 'Dyer proves why sometimes it takes fiction to answer history's question of 'How could this happen?' A compelling read and a journey through this moment in time.' Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club and The Last Bookaneer
Categories: Fiction

American Publishers and English Authors

American Publishers and English Authors

This unwonted act of generosity on the part of the American bookaneer reminds
us of one of those rare freaks of kindness by ... “This Wolume will Carry the
Author's Name down to the latest Posterity”— these are samples of publishers'
puffs.

Author: Eugene Lemoine Didier

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044021238829

Category: Books

Page: 23

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Soviet Life

Soviet Life

Books must balance , forms must fill " to the last initial ; " lists must show , right to
the kill : “ Is your death official ? “ Yes , it happens now and then “ that a ... Blast
his books , the bookaneer , “ that's for him to worry . “ My concern's , get out of
here ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001364267O

Category: Soviet Union

Page:

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Un Lun Dun

Un Lun Dun

How did you get past reception? These shelves aren't openaccess. ... to the
Wordhoard Pit.” And here you are. 'I'm Margarita Staples.' She bowed in her
harness. 'Extreme librarian. Bookaneer.' 'Where did you come from?' Margarita
said.

Author: China Miéville

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330472784

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 528

View: 855

The iron wheel began to spin, slowly at first, then faster and faster. The room grew darker. As the light lessened, so did the sound. Deeba and Zanna stared at each other in wonder. The noise of the cars and vans and motorbikes outside grew tinny . . . The wheel turned off all the cars and turned off all the lamps. It was turning off London. Zanna and Deeba are two girls leading ordinary lives, until they stumble into the world of UnLondon, an urban Wonderland where all the lost and broken things of London end up . . . and some of its lost and broken people too. Here discarded umbrellas stalk with spidery menace, carnivorous giraffes roam the streets, and a jungle sprawls beyond the door of an ordinary house. UnLondon is under siege by the sinister Smog and its stink-junkie slaves; it is a city awaiting its hero. Guided by a magic book that can’t quite get its facts straight, and pursued by Hemi the half-ghost boy, the girls set out to stop the poisonous cloud before it burns everything in its path. They are joined in their quest by a motley band of UnLondon locals, including Brokkenbroll, boss of the broken umbrellas, Obaday Fing, a couturier whose head is an enormous pincushion, and an empty milk carton called Curdle. Winner of the Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book, China Miéville’s Un Lun Dun is an extraordinary vivid creation;is populated by astonishing frights and delights that will thrill the imagination.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly

German A The Bookaneer , Gregory Bohen 425 Wallace Ave . , Vallejo , CA
94590 ( 707 ) 648 - 7372 Rogers , Martha . Educational Revolution in Nursing -
An ... Last Bush Pilot ( Abt Alaska ) ? Leceister Commonwealth Ayres , Elsie J ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015039275022

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

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The Lone Hand

The Lone Hand

He visited Europe again, also the Klondyke when the rush there had set in ; but
for the best part of the last twenty years he lived ... in one volume by The Whitaker
Co., San Francisco) I found xxviii Thelorse fians—July 1, 1913 The Bookaneer.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3152085

Category: Australia

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Top of the News

Top of the News

Last year , fresh from a graduate course in remedial reading , I wondered
whether a summer reading program could be ... the first invitation to “ be a
Brentwood Bookaneer ” to the final awarding of certificates emblazoned with
treasure chests ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036855016

Category: Children's libraries

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Time

Time

Trusses, Batteries, Belts, Supporters, for men and women, of the latest and best
improvement, constantly on hand. Mention this paper. HowARD ELEcTR1c Co.,
Io ... UID), šes. &\\\}. The Pirate's Hymn. Ay the Son of a Bookaneer. A. "pamphlet
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015048472669

Category: American wit and humor

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Categories: American wit and humor

Puck

Puck

This is a Schreyer , as you see — a recent addition . ... By the Son of a Bookaneer
. ... You may , Clarence , ” she replied , wearily : “ but if it's the same one you
asked Lulu Caldene last week , it may interest you to know that Lulu and I are
both ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025645263

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