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Mountweazel n. the phenomenon of false entries within dictionaries and works of reference. Often used as a safeguard against copyright infringement. Peter Winceworth, Victorian lexicographer, is toiling away at the letter S for Swansby's multivolume Encyclopaedic Dictionary. His disaffection compels him to insert unauthorized fictitious entries into the dictionary in an attempt to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom. In the present day, Mallory, a young intern employed by the publisher, is tasked with uncovering these mountweazels before the work is digitized. She also has to contend with threatening phone calls from an anonymous caller. Is the change in the definition of marriage really that upsetting? And does the caller really intend for the Swansby's staff to 'burn in hell'? -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC WILLIAMS (Text) 33892100717819 Adult New Books Book None 01/25/2021 On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385546775
  • ISBN: 9780593311868
  • Physical Description: 270 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2020]

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Originally published: London : William Heinemann, 2020.
Summary, etc.:
Mountweazel n. the phenomenon of false entries within dictionaries and works of reference. Often used as a safeguard against copyright infringement. Peter Winceworth, Victorian lexicographer, is toiling away at the letter S for Swansby's multivolume Encyclopaedic Dictionary. His disaffection compels him to insert unauthorized fictitious entries into the dictionary in an attempt to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom. In the present day, Mallory, a young intern employed by the publisher, is tasked with uncovering these mountweazels before the work is digitized. She also has to contend with threatening phone calls from an anonymous caller. Is the change in the definition of marriage really that upsetting? And does the caller really intend for the Swansby's staff to 'burn in hell'? -- from book jacket.
Subject: Lexicographers > Fiction.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries > Fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Fiction.
English language > Etymology > Fiction.
Unrequited love > Fiction.
Coming out (Sexual orientation) > Fiction.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) > Fiction.
Threats of violence > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Victoria, 1837-1901 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Novels.

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