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The Resource The great detective at the crucible of life ; : or, The adventure of the rose of fire

The great detective at the crucible of life ; : or, The adventure of the rose of fire

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The great detective at the crucible of life ; : or, The adventure of the rose of fire
Title
The great detective at the crucible of life ;
Title remainder
or, The adventure of the rose of fire
Title variation
Adventure of the rose of fire
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Across Ethiopia and beyond, Sherlock Holmes encounters both the hideous and the divine, ripping asunder the fragile veil separating us from worlds unknown-all while in the company of the renowned Allan Quatermain. The last of Allan Quatermain's true African adventures to appear, The Treasure of the Lake, was published nearly a century ago in 1926. Those who lusted to vicariously accompany Quatermain on new perilous treks into the vast reaches of the "Dark Continent" (as they had done to King Solomon's Mines) had no choice but to remain disappointed. UNTIL NOW! Recently found amongst some obscure papers at Brown University, this new manuscript chronicles a complex and inspired quest headed by Quatermain deep into the earthquake- and volcano-ripped Danakil Desert of Ethiopia in 1872 accompanied by his devoted aide-de-camp Hans and a host of the nineteenth century's most prodigious luminaries, including astronomer Maria Mitchell, volcanologist Axel Lindenbrock, and Gunnery Sergeants Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnehan. Along the way, this ragtag troop is brutally attacked in the desert by its trophy-hunting denizens, and then they discover a 2,000-year-old lost city. Yet Holmes' and Quatermain's quest is not merely one of surviving in Ethiopia's beautiful yet tortuous landscapes; they must confront horror and overcome it. As the tale unfolds, readers will be swallowed by a maelstrom of concepts, relentlessly pulled headlong, descending into a scholarly labyrinth of interwoven writings. In point of fact, Quatermain encounters no less than the very essence of the meaning of life, which he then discounts as a wizard's trick!
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Midwest
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1945-
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Miller, Thos. Kent
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Holmes behind the veil
Series volume
Book two
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  • Holmes, Sherlock
  • Watson, John H.
  • Quatermain, Allan (Fictitious character)
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Adventure stories
  • Ethiopia
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adult
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The great detective at the crucible of life ; : or, The adventure of the rose of fire
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT12165725
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781787051614
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
Publisher number
MWT12165725
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remote
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12165725
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The great detective at the crucible of life ; : or, The adventure of the rose of fire
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12165725
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781787051614
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12165725
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12165725
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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