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Gentlemen of the road

Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the Kingdom of Aran, in the Caucasus Mountains in 950 A.D., two adventurers wander the region, plying their trade as swords for hire, until they become involved in a bloody coup in the medieval Jewish empire of the Khazars as bodyguards for a fugitiveprince.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Adventure fiction
Humorous fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chabon, Michael.
Gentlemen of the road.
New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2007
(OCoLC)608399381
Online version:
Chabon, Michael.
Gentlemen of the road.
New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2007
(OCoLC)609356365
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Chabon
ISBN: 9780345501745 0345501748
OCLC Number: 154689273
Notes: Map on endpapers.
Description: xvi, 204 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: On discord arising from the excessive love of a hat --
On payment, and trouble, its inevitable gratuity --
On the burdens and cruelties of the road --
On the substitution of one angel, and one cause, for another --
On the observance of the fourth commandment among horse thieves --
On some peculiarities in the trading practices of northmen --
On the seizing of a low moment --
On a niceness of moral discernment uncommon among gentlemen of the road --
On anxieties arising from the inpermissibility, however unreasonable, of an elephant's rounding out a grayer quorum --
On the belated repayment of the gift of a pear --
On the unforeseen and annoying resemblance of a Bek's life to an ill-played game of Shatranj --
On a consignment of flesh --
On swimming to the library at the heart of the world --
On the melancholy duty of soldiers to contend with the messes left by kings --
On following the road to one's destiny, with the usual instrusions of violence and grace.
Responsibility: Michael Chabon ; illustrated by Gary Gianni.
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In the Kingdom of Aran, in the Caucasus Mountains in 950 A.D., two adventurers wander the region, plying their trade as swords for hire, until they become involved in a bloody coup in the medieval Jewish empire of the Khazars as bodyguards for a fugitiveprince.

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