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Whittemore, Edward

Overview
Works: 30 works in 79 publications in 6 languages and 2,510 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Spy stories  Fantasy fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: PS3573.H557, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Edward Whittemore
Sinai tapestry : a novel by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sinai Tapestry, the brilliant first novel of the Jerusalem Quartet,is an epic alternate history of the Middle East in which the discovery of the original Bible links a disparate group of remarkable people across time and space. In 1840, Plantagenet Strongbow, the twenty-ninth Duke of Dorset, seven-feet-seven-inches tall and the greatest swordsman and botanist of Victorian England, walks away from the family estate and disappears into the Sinai Desert carrying only a large magnifying glass and a portable sundial. He emerges forty years later as an Arab holy man and anthropologist, now the author of a massive study of Levantine sex--and the secret owner of the Ottoman Empire. Meanwhile, Skanderbeg Wallenstein has discovered the original Bible, lost on a dusty bookshelf in the monastery library. To his amazement, it defies every truth held by the three major religions. Nearly a century later, Haj Harun, an antiquities dealer who has acted as guardian of the Holy City for three thousand years, uncovers the hidden Bible. Sinai Tapestry is the first volume of the Jerusalem Quartet, which continues with Jerusalem Poker, Nile Shadows,and Jericho Mosaic
Jericho mosaic by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yossi is an ideal agent for the Mossad--an Iraqi Jew, an idealist, and a charming loner, fluent in Arab dialects. Tajar, a brilliant agent, recruits and manages Yossi, code-named the Runner. Thus begins the longest-running and most successful operation in the history of Israeli intelligence. Yossi's cover is Halim, a Syrian businessman who has returned home from Buenos Aires and whose charm inspires high-level friendships. His reputation leads to an opportunity that he can't refuse: Tajar becomes a double agent infiltrating Syrian intelligence. Meanwhile, in the desert oasis of Jericho, Abu Musa, an Arab patriarch, and Moses the Ethiopian, meet each day over games of shesh-besh and glasses of Arak to ponder history and humanity. We learn about the friendship of Yossi's son, Assaf, an Israeli soldier badly wounded during the Six Day War, and Yousef, a young Arab teacher who, in support of the Palestinian cause, decides to live as an exile in the Judean wilderness. Jericho Mosaic is the final volume of the Jerusalem Quartet, which begins with Sinai Tapestry, Jerusalem Poker, and Nile Shadows
Quin's Shanghai circus by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Edward Whittemore's masterful and surreal alternate history, a man's search for answers about his vanished parents propels him on an odyssey from the present into the past, from a bar in the Bronx to Tokyo and Shanghai during the Second World War. Quin, born in China and raised in the Bronx, is orphaned in the closing days of the Second World War when his parents go missing and are presumed dead in Shanghai. Years later, in a Bronx bar, Quin encounters a stranger who hints that he can uncover the secrets of his past by accompanying Big Gobi, an adult orphan too simpleminded to travel alone, on a journey to meet his guardian in Tokyo. Quin arrives in Japan determined to uncover the truth about his parents' past, but his search soon raises more questions than answers. What are the connections between a Russian anarchist, a one-eyed baron who is head of the Japanese secret service known as the Kempeitai, and the atrocities committed during the rape of Nanking? And what does any of it have to do with Quin's parents?
Nile shadows by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a clear night in 1941, a hand grenade explodes in a Cairo bar, taking the life of Stern, a petty gunrunner and morphine addict, nationality unknown, his aliases so numerous that it's impossible to determine whether he was a Moslem, Christian, or Jew. His death could easily go unnoticed as Rommel's tanks charge through the desert in an attempt to take the Suez Canal and open the Middle East to Hitler's forces. Yet the mystery behind Stern's death is a top priority for intelligence experts. Master spies from three countries converge on Joe O'Sullivan Beare, who is closer to Stern than anyone, in an effort to unravel the disturbing puzzle. The search for the truth about Stern leads O'Sullivan Beare through the slums of Cairo to a decaying former brothel called the Hotel Babylon, populated by unusual characters. Slowly, the mystery of Stern unravels as Whittemore explores the tragedy and yearning of one man fighting a battle for the human soul. Nile Shadows is the third volume of the Jerusalem Quartet, which begins with Sinai Tapestry and Jerusalem Poker and concludes with Jericho Mosaic
Jerusalem poker by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On New Year's Eve, 1921, three men sit down to a poker game. The Great Jerusalem Poker Game, as it's eventually known, continues for the next twelve years--the players unwilling to leave a competition whose prize is control of Jerusalem. The players are as exotic as the game: Cairo Martyr, a one-time African slave, now the Middle East's chief supplier of aphrodisiac mummy dust; Joe O'Sullivan Beare, an Irish tradesman with a specialty in sacred phallic amulets; and Munk Szondi, an Austro-Hungarian Imperial Army colonel turned dedicated Zionist. But before the final hand is played to determine the destiny of the Holy City, a dangerous new player enters the picture: Nubar Wallenstein, an Albanian alchemist determined to achieve immortality, and heir to the world's largest oil syndicate. He finances a vast network of spies dedicated to destroying the players, and his aim is to win complete power over Jerusalem. Jerusalem Poker is the second volume of the Jerusalem Quartet, which begins with Sinai Tapestry and continues with Nile Shadows and Jericho Mosaic
The Jerusalem quartet by Edward Whittemore ( )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A special four-in-one edition of Edward Whittemore's epic Jerusalem Quartet In Sinai Tapestry, it is 1840, and Plantagenet Strongbow, the twenty-ninth duke of Dorset, seven-feet-seven-inches tall and the greatest swordsman and botanist of Victorian England, walks away from the family estate and disappears into the Sinai Desert carrying only a large magnifying glass and a portable sundial. He emerges forty years later as an Arab holy man and anthropologist, now the author of a massive study of Levantine sex'and the secret owner of the Ottoman Empire. In Jerusalem Poker, on New Year's Eve, 1921, three men sit down to a poker game. The Great Jerusalem Poker Game, as it's eventually known, continues for the next twelve years. The players are as exotic as the game: Cairo Martyr, a one-time African slave, now the Middle East's chief supplier of aphrodisiac mummy dust; Joe O'Sullivan Beare, an Irish tradesman with a specialty in sacred phallic amulets; and Munk Szondi, an Austro-Hungarian Imperial Army colonel turned dedicated Zionist. And they are playing for no less than the control of Jerusalem itself. In Nile Shadows, in 1941, a hand grenade explodes in a Cairo bar, taking the life of Stern, a petty gunrunner and morphine addict. His death could easily go unnoticed as Rommel's tanks charge through the desert in an attempt to open the Middle East to Hitler's forces. Yet the mystery behind Stern's death is a top priority for intelligence experts. Master spies from three countries converge on Joe O'Sullivan Beare, who is closer to Stern than anyone, in an effort to unravel the disturbing puzzle. The search for the truth about Stern leads O'Sullivan Beare through the slums of Cairo to a decaying former brothel called the Hotel Babylon. And in Jericho Mosaic, Yossi is an ideal agent for the Mossad. He's recruited by an agent named Tajar, and code-named "the Runner." Thus begins the longest-running and most successful operation in the history of Israeli intelligence. Meanwhile, in the desert oasis of Jericho, Abu Musa, an Arab patriarch, and Moses the Ethiopian, meet each day over games of shesh-besh and glasses of Arak to ponder history and humanity. We learn about the friendship of Yossi's son, Assaf, an Israeli soldier badly wounded during the Six Day War, and Yousef, a young Arab teacher who, in support of the Palestinian cause, decides to live as an exile in the Judean wilderness
Nijlschaduwen by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nadat een geheimzinnige man in 1942 door een handgranaat in een café in Caïro om het leven is gekomen, doet een vroegere vriend van hem onderzoek naar diens achtergrond
Sinaï tapijt by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In het Palestina van de negentiende en twintigste eeuw blijkt het levenslot van enkele sterk qua karakter en levensloop verschillende personen nader met elkaar verbonden dan ze zelf voor mogelijk hadden gehouden
Jericho mozaïek by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een door de Israëlische inlichtingendienst (Mossad) opgeleide spion is naar Damascus gestuurd om de Syrische legerleiding haar geheimen te ontfutselen. Hij verandert daar in de Syrische zakenman, een metamorfose die veel verder gaat dan het aannemen van een alias
Jeruzalem poker by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drie mysterieuze figuren, een Ier, een Hongaar en een Afrikaan, spelen een pokerspel dat van 1914 tot 1926 duurt, met als inzet de controle over Jeruzalem
Das Buch der Bücher Roman by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ierusalimskiĭ poker by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Russian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ombres sur le Nil by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le codex du Sinaï by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les murailles de Jéricho by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jérusalem au poker by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poker um Jerusalem Roman by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Szanghajski cyrk Quina by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Schatten des Nil Roman by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le quatuor de Jérusalem by Edward Whittemore ( Book )
in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Vitmors, Edvards 1933-1995
Whittemore, Edward P. 1933-1995
Уитмор, Эдвард
Languages
English (46)
French (6)
German (4)
Dutch (4)
Polish (3)
Russian (1)
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