Lempriere's Dictionary

Lempriere's Dictionary

By Lawrence Norfolk

Grove Press, Paperback, 9780802139870, 529pp.

Publication Date: June 2003


An international best-seller and winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize, Lempriere's Dictionary is the debut novel from Lawrence Norfolk, one of England's most innovative, internationally acclaimed young authors. In eighteenth-century London, John Lempriere works feverishly on a celebrated dictionary of classical mythology that bears his name. He discovers a conspiracy against his family dating back 150 years. Told with the narrative drive of a political thriller and a Dickensian panorama of place and time, this astonishing tale encompasses the Great Voyages of Discovery, multinational financial conspiracies, and a motley cast of scholars and eccentrics, drunken aristocrats, whores and assassins, and octogenarian pirates, all brilliantly depicted across three continents and the world of classical mythology.

About the Author
Romancier britannique, Lawrence Norfolk est ne a Londres en 1963. Apres des etudes de litterature a King s College, il entame une carriere d ecrivain et de journaliste.Il vit a Londres avec sa femme et ses deux enfants.