The Dorothy Dunnett Companion

The Dorothy Dunnett Companion

Book - 2001-2002 | 1st Vintage Books ed.
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Random House, Inc.
Here is a lovingly assembled, essential A-Z companion to Dorothy Dunnett’s brilliant Lymond Chronicles and the first five novels in the House of Niccolò series.

Elspeth Morrison has re-created the author’s exhaustive original research, documenting her myriad sources and literary references. Foreign phrases are translated; poems and quotations presented in full; historical figures and events fleshed out; subtle allusions–and there are many–noted. From the origins of the Arabic drink qahveh to a recipe for quince paste, from the medical uses of ants and alum, to Zacco, Zenobia, and Zoroaster, this easy-to-use A-to-Z reference richly illuminates the intricacies of the complex and far-flung Renaissance world Dorothy Dunnett’s creations so colorfully inhabit.

Baker & Taylor
A Renaissance historian presents an A-Z companion to the remarkable historical novels of Dorothy Dunnett that encompasses the complete works of he Lymond Chronicles and the first five novels in The House of Niccol= series, discussing Dunnett's historical research, sources, literary allusions, foreign terms, characters and real-life figures, and more. Original. 17,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2001-c2002.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
ISBN: 9780375725876
Characteristics: 2 v. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.


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