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A Discovery of Witches (2011)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Fiction
Subject Alchemy - Manuscripts - Fiction; Science and magic - Fiction; Vampires - Fiction; Witches - Fiction
Publication Date 2/8/2011
Format Hardcover (9.0 x 6.0 mm)
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilightseries-with an extra serving of historical realism.
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Links Library of Congress
Product Details
LoC Classification PS3608.A7436 .D57 2011
Dewey 813/.6
ISBN 9780670022410
Cover Price $28.95
No. of Pages 592
First Edition No
Rare No