skip to content
The sultan's seal Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The sultan's seal

Author: Jenny B White
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [Book club ed.]View all editions and formats
Summary:
Rich in sensuous detail, this first novel brilliantly captures the political and social upheavals of the waning Ottoman Empire. The naked body of a young Englishwoman washes up in Istanbul wearing a pendant inscribed with the seal of the deposed sultan. The death resembles the murder by strangulation of another English governess, a crime that was never solved. Kamil Pasha, a magistrate in the new secular courts,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny B White
ISBN: 0393060993 9780393060997 9780393329209 0393329208
OCLC Number: 71122480
Description: 351 pages : map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Jenny White.
More information:

Abstract:

Rich in sensuous detail, this first novel brilliantly captures the political and social upheavals of the waning Ottoman Empire. The naked body of a young Englishwoman washes up in Istanbul wearing a pendant inscribed with the seal of the deposed sultan. The death resembles the murder by strangulation of another English governess, a crime that was never solved. Kamil Pasha, a magistrate in the new secular courts, sets out to find the killer, but his dispassionate belief in science and modernity is shaken by betrayal and widening danger. In a lush, mystical voice, a young Muslim woman, Jaanan, recounts her own relationships with one of the dead women and her suspected killer. Were these political murders involving the palace or crimes of personal passion? An absorbing tale that transports the reader to nineteenth-century Turkey, this novel is also a lyrical meditation on the contradictory desires of the human soul.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/71122480> # The sultan's seal
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "71122480" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204833> ; # Turkey--Istanbul.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1068612> ; # Police magistrates
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/12623793#Topic/young_women_crimes_against> ; # Young women--Crimes against
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.6/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/12623793#Place/istanbul_turkey> ; # Istanbul (Turkey)
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/839044> ; # British
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85104231> ; # Police magistrates
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1208963> ; # Turkey.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/12623793#Topic/governesses_crimes_against> ; # Governesses--Crimes against
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1183308> ; # Young women--Crimes against
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/12623793#Topic/british_turkey> ; # British--Turkey
    schema:bookEdition "[Book club ed.]." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2006" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/22256335> ; # Jenny Barbara White
    schema:datePublished "2006" ;
    schema:description "Rich in sensuous detail, this first novel brilliantly captures the political and social upheavals of the waning Ottoman Empire. The naked body of a young Englishwoman washes up in Istanbul wearing a pendant inscribed with the seal of the deposed sultan. The death resembles the murder by strangulation of another English governess, a crime that was never solved. Kamil Pasha, a magistrate in the new secular courts, sets out to find the killer, but his dispassionate belief in science and modernity is shaken by betrayal and widening danger. In a lush, mystical voice, a young Muslim woman, Jaanan, recounts her own relationships with one of the dead women and her suspected killer. Were these political murders involving the palace or crimes of personal passion? An absorbing tale that transports the reader to nineteenth-century Turkey, this novel is also a lyrical meditation on the contradictory desires of the human soul."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/12623793> ;
    schema:genre "Detective and mystery stories"@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Detective and mystery fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Historical fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Mystery fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The sultan's seal"@en ;
    schema:productID "71122480" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/71122480#PublicationEvent/new_york_w_w_norton_2006> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/12623793#Agent/w_w_norton> ; # W.W. Norton
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0517/2005023332.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780393060997> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780393329209> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA6A0136> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/71122480> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/12623793#Agent/w_w_norton> # W.W. Norton
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "W.W. Norton" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/12623793#Place/istanbul_turkey> # Istanbul (Turkey)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Istanbul (Turkey)" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85104231> # Police magistrates
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Police magistrates"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1068612> # Police magistrates
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Police magistrates"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1183308> # Young women--Crimes against
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Young women--Crimes against"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204833> # Turkey--Istanbul.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Turkey--Istanbul." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1208963> # Turkey.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Turkey." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/839044> # British
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "British"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/22256335> # Jenny Barbara White
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1953" ;
    schema:familyName "White" ;
    schema:givenName "Jenny Barbara" ;
    schema:givenName "Jenny B." ;
    schema:name "Jenny Barbara White" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780393060997>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0393060993" ;
    schema:isbn "9780393060997" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780393329209>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0393329208" ;
    schema:isbn "9780393329209" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.