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The liar's dictionary : a novel, Eley Williams

Label
The liar's dictionary : a novel
Title
The liar's dictionary
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eley Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Peter Winceworth, a disaffected Victorian lexicographer, inserts false entries into a dictionary in an attempt to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom. In the present day, Mallory, a young overworked and underpaid intern employed by the dictionary publishing house, is tasked with uncovering these entries before the work is digitized. As the novel progresses and their narratives combine, as Winceworth imagines who will find his fictional words in an unknown future and Mallory discovers more about the anonymous lexicographer's life through the clues left in his fictitious entries, both discover how they might negotiate the complexities of an absurd, relentless, untrustworthy, hoax-strewn, undefinable life"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Eley
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6123.I549
LC item number
L53 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lexicographers
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • English language
  • Unrequited love
  • Coming out (Sexual orientation)
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Threats of violence
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The liar's dictionary : a novel, Eley Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by William Heinemann ..., London, in 2020"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780385546775
Lccn
2020013022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 3350190
  • (OCoLC)on1150807703
  • (OCoLC)1150807703
  • 3350190
  • 3350190
  • 3350190
  • (OCoLC)on1150807703
  • (OCoLC)1150807703
  • (OCoLC)on1150807703
Label
The liar's dictionary : a novel, Eley Williams
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by William Heinemann ..., London, in 2020"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780385546775
Lccn
2020013022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 3350190
  • (OCoLC)on1150807703
  • (OCoLC)1150807703
  • 3350190
  • 3350190
  • 3350190
  • (OCoLC)on1150807703
  • (OCoLC)1150807703
  • (OCoLC)on1150807703

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