Land of Marvels: A Novel

Land of Marvels: A Novel

Barry Unsworth

Language: English

Pages: 304

ISBN: 0393335526

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


“There is something of E. M. Forster in Unsworth’s knowing depiction of a decaying empire.”―The New Yorker

In this masterful work of historical fiction set during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire, the schemes of Western powers grappling for a foothold in Mesopotamia come vividly to life. English archaeologist John Sommerville begins excavating a historical site, believing he has uncovered a find that will revolutionize his field. But when the Germans threaten his dig with their railroad, he hires an Arab spy, not recognizing the spies dwelling in his own house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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