Land of marvels

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StatementBarry Unsworth.
GenreFiction.
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LC ClassificationsPR6071.N8 L36 2009b
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22653478M
ISBN 139781602853997
LC Control Number2008045262

Barry Unsworth, a writer with an “almost magical capacity for literary time travel” (New York Times Book Review) has the extraordinary ability to re-create the past and make it relevant to contemporary Land of Marvels, a thriller set inhe brings to life the schemes and double-dealings of Western nations grappling for a foothold in Mesopotamia (now Iraq)/5.

Land of Marvels is fiction, but it is deeply infused by history and is focused on characters who make a living studying history. This is enormously enjoyable for readers who have a thirst for knowledge.

Readers who prefer straightforward adventure to a history lesson should look elsewhere. That being said, this is no dry history book either.4/4(62). Barry Unsworth, a writer with an “almost magical capacity for literary time travel” (New York Times Book Review) has the extraordinary ability to re-create the past and make it relevant to contemporary Land of Marvels, a thriller set inhe brings to life the schemes and double-dealings of Western nations grappling for a foothold in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in the dying Pages:   Occasionally in “Land of Marvels” a character muses rather too obviously about the transience of imperial might, or a history lesson is inserted into a.

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Barry Unsworth, a writer with an “”almost magical capacity for literary time travel”” (New York Times Book Review) has the extraordinary ability to re-create the past and make it relevant to contemporary readers.

In Land of Marvels, a thriller set inhe brings to life the schemes and double-dealings of Western nations grappling for a foothold in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in the.

About This Book Barry Unsworth, a writer with an "almost magical capacity for literary time travel" (New York Times Book Review), has the extraordinary ability to re-create the past and make it relevant to contemporary Land of Marvels, a thriller set inhe brings to life the schemes and double-dealings of Western nations grappling for a foothold in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in.

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Land of Marvels A Novel (Book): Unsworth, Barry: "Somerville, a British archaeologist, is excavating a long-buried Assyrian palace. The site lies directly in the path of a new railroad to Baghdad, and he watches nervously as the construction progresses, threatening to destroy his discovery.

The expedition party includes Somerville's beautiful, bored wife, Edith; Patricia, a smart young. Barry Unsworth, a writer with an “almost magical capacity for literary time travel” (New York Times Book Review) has the extraordinary ability to re-create the past and make it relevant to contemporary Land of Marvels, a thriller set inhe brings to life the schemes and double-dealings of Western nations grappling for a foothold in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in the dying days.

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LAND OF MARVELS. by Barry Unsworth. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. The Booker Prize–winning British author’s latest novel is a tale of archaeological exploration and global political cross-purposes, set in the former Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in the immediate pre-war.

Barru Unsworth read from his new novel, Land of Marvels (Nan A. Talese; January 6, ). The book is set in and focuses on the attempts by Western nations to control parts of Mesopotamia.

In his Book of Marvels and Travels, Sir John Mandeville describes a journey from Europe to Jerusalem and on into Asia, and the many wonderful and monstrous peoples and practices in the n in the fourteenth century, the Book is a captivating blend of fact and fantasy, an extraordinary travel narrative that offers some revealing and unexpected attitudes towards other races Reviews:   His latest book, Land of Marvels, returns to territory he has covered already — Mesopotamia in the beginning of the 20th century — while illustrating, through the story of an archaeological dig, the way time’s layers “were jumbled up and the dawn of history confused with the day before yesterday.”.

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Barry Unsworth, a writer with an almost magical capacity for literary time travel (New York Times Book Review) has the extraordinary ability to re-create the past and make it relevant to contemporary readers.

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Read free book excerpt from Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth, page 1 of 4. LAND OF MARVELS by Barry Unsworth (), (Aug - June 5, ). Signed to the Full Title page by Barry Unsworth, the author.

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This article relates to Land of Marvels. The fictional John Somerville's interest in archeology was typical for his time.

Most so-called archeologists of the period were, like him, self-taught because there were virtually no academic courses offered.Get this from a library! Land of marvels. [Barry Unsworth] -- In this thriller set in the Middle East ofSomerville, a British archaeologist, and his team are excavating a long-buried Assyrian palace when an American geologist from an oil company posing.