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The grand complication

Author: Allen Kurzweil; John Crowley Collection (W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama)
Publisher: New York : Theia, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : Advance reading copyView all editions and formats
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This hilarious tale of obsession begins with special collections librarian Alexander's job in jeopardy and his marriage destined for the Discard shelf. Enter the improbably named Henry James Jesson III, a bibliophile who hires the librarian for some after-hours research. The task: to render whole an incomplete cabinet of wonders chronicling the life of a mysterious eighteenth-century inventor. As the investigation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous stories
Detective and mystery stories
Humorous fiction
Mystery fiction
Advance copies (Publishing)
Uncorrected proofs (Printing)
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Kurzweil; John Crowley Collection (W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama)
ISBN: 0786866039 9780786866038
OCLC Number: 672026746
Notes: "This is an advance reading copy from uncorrected proofs. Not for resale."--P. [4] of cover.
Description: 363 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Allen Kurzweil.

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This hilarious tale of obsession begins with special collections librarian Alexander's job in jeopardy and his marriage destined for the Discard shelf. Enter the improbably named Henry James Jesson III, a bibliophile who hires the librarian for some after-hours research. The task: to render whole an incomplete cabinet of wonders chronicling the life of a mysterious eighteenth-century inventor. As the investigation heats up, Alexander realizes there are many more secrets lurking in Jesson's cloistered world than those found inside his elegant Manhattan town house. With a notebook tethered to his jacket, Alexander plunges headlong into the search, only to discover that the void in the cabinet is rivaled by an emptiness in his heart.--From publisher description.

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