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The Grand Complication
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hyperion Books
Publication date August 1, 2002
Pages 359
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786885183
ISBN-10 0786885181
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $21.99
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Confronted by both professional and personal crises, reference librarian Alexander Short gains a new lease on life when he meets Henry James Jesson III, a collector who shares a number of Alexander's uncoventional interests and who hires him for some after-hours research into an enigmatic eighteenth-century inventor. By the author of A Case of Curiosities. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Critically acclaimed for his international bestseller, A Case of Curiosities, Allen Kurzweil has been called one of today's most gifted new voices in fiction. Now he returns with The Grand Complication -- a modern-day tale of literary intrigue, deviant passions, and delicious secrets. Behind the majestic walls of a Manhattan town house, a stylish young reference librarian of arcane interests unravels an 18th-century mystery -- who stole Marie Antoinette's watch The book is a grand and complicated "timepiece," told with a devilish sense of fun.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780786866038
 
from Hyperion Books (August 1, 2001)
9780786866038 | details & prices | 359 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $24.45
About: Confronted by both professional and personal crises, reference librarian Alexander Short gains a new lease on life when he meets Henry James Jesson III, who hires him for some research into an enigmatic eighteenth-century inventor.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780099436850 Book cover for 9780786885183
 
from Gardners Books (February 6, 2003)
9780099436850 | details & prices | 368 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $12.55
About: Alexander Short, a stylish young reference librarian, is hired by Henry James Jesson III for some after-hours research on a mysterious 18th-century inventor.
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Reprint edition from Hyperion Books (August 1, 2002)
9780786885183 | details & prices | 359 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $21.99
About: Confronted by both professional and personal crises, reference librarian Alexander Short gains a new lease on life when he meets Henry James Jesson III, who hires him for some research into an enigmatic eighteenth-century inventor.

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