The Resource The laughter of Carthage : the second volume of the Colonel Pyat quartet, by Michael Moorcock, (electronic resource)

The laughter of Carthage : the second volume of the Colonel Pyat quartet, by Michael Moorcock, (electronic resource)

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The laughter of Carthage : the second volume of the Colonel Pyat quartet
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The laughter of Carthage
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the second volume of the Colonel Pyat quartet
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by Michael Moorcock
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eng
Summary
Maxim Arturovitch Pyatnitski, or Pyat, that charming but despicable mythomaniac who first appeared in Byzantium Endures, is back in this second book of the Pyat quartet. Having fled Bolshevik Russia in late 1919, Pyat's progress is a series of leaps from crisis to crisis, as he begins affairs with a baroness and a Greek prostitute while undertaking schemes to build flying machines in Europe and the United States. His devotion to flamboyantly racist, particularly anti-Semitic doctrineslike his devotion to cocaineremains unabated, and he both sings the praises of Mussolini and lectures across America for the Ku Klux Klan. Meanwhile, his best-kept secret is the fact that he is Jewish. As the novel ends, Pyat is in Hollywoodhis new Byzantiumhobnobbing with movie stars and dreaming of making films like those of his hero, D.W. Griffith. This authoritative edition brings this book back into print after 30 years and boasts a new introduction by Alan Wall
Summary
Maxim Arturovitch Pyatnitski, also known as Pyat, a despicable but charming hero returns in a bizarre picaresque odyssey that takes him from Constantinople in 1919 to Hollywood in 1923
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045839
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Midwest
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1939-
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Moorcock, Michael
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823/.914
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no index present
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fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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Pyatnitski, Maxim Arturovich (Fictitious character)
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adult
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The laughter of Carthage : the second volume of the Colonel Pyat quartet, by Michael Moorcock, (electronic resource)
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781604867763
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11330291
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remote
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The laughter of Carthage : the second volume of the Colonel Pyat quartet, by Michael Moorcock, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11330291
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781604867763
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11330291
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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