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The Resource An instance of the fingerpost, by Iain Pears

An instance of the fingerpost, by Iain Pears

Label
An instance of the fingerpost
Title
An instance of the fingerpost
Statement of responsibility
by Iain Pears
Title variation
Instance of the finger post
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • We are in England in the 1660s. Charles II has been restored to the throne following years of civil war and Cromwell's short-lived republic. Oxford is the intellectual seat of the country, a place of great scientific, religious, and political ferment. A fellow of New College is found dead in suspicious circumstances. A young woman is accused of his murder. We hear the story of the death from four witnesses: an Italian physician intent on claiming credit for the invention of blood transfusion; the son of an alleged Royalist traitor; a master cryptographer who has worked for both Cromwell and the king; and a renowned Oxford antiquarian. Each tells his own version of what happened. Only one reveals the extraordinary truth
  • A novel on the way we interpret events to suit our purpose. The protagonists are four people giving evidence in a murder in 17th century England. One blames the crime on too much authority, another on the lack of it. A look at the controversies of the day, from medical experiments to religious freethinking
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pears, Iain
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6066.E167
LC item number
I57 1998
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Oxford (England)
  • Homicide
  • Colleges and universities
  • England
  • Mystery fiction
  • Historical fiction
Label
An instance of the fingerpost, by Iain Pears
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A question of precedence
  • The great trust
  • The character of compliance
  • An instance of the fingerpost
Control code
459100
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
691 pages
Isbn
9781573220828
Lccn
97023899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 459100
  • (Sirsi) 459100
  • (OCoLC)37201399
Label
An instance of the fingerpost, by Iain Pears
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A question of precedence
  • The great trust
  • The character of compliance
  • An instance of the fingerpost
Control code
459100
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
691 pages
Isbn
9781573220828
Lccn
97023899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 459100
  • (Sirsi) 459100
  • (OCoLC)37201399

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