Babel : or the necessity of violence : an arcane history of the Oxford Translators' Revolution / R.F. Kuang.
Book | Harper Voyager | 2022 | First edition.
15 holds on first copy returned of 30 copies

Additional actions:

close The checkbox checked. only show available The checkbox unchecked. only show available The checkbox checked. only show available The checkbox unchecked. only show available
check availability

Items

Location Call No. Status Note URL
Avon Free Public Library - New Materials SF KUANG, R. Check Shelf
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - New Materials FICTION KUANG On Holdshelf
Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department S-F KUANG, R. DUE 02-16-23
Bristol, Main Library - New Materials F KUANG DUE 02-04-23
Canton Public Library - Adult New Materials FICTION KUANG DUE 02-15-23
Cheshire Public Library - New Materials NEW FICTION KUANG DUE 02-15-23
Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - New Materials FANTASY KUANG, R. F. Check Shelf
Cromwell-Belden Public Library - New Materials FIC KUANG DUE 02-18-23
East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department F KUA NEWBKS Check Shelf
Enfield, Main Library - New Materials F KUANG DUE 02-08-23 +1 HOLD
Farmington, Main Library - Adult New Materials SCI FIC KUAN Check Shelf
Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Materials F KUANG DUE 02-10-23
Manchester, Main Library - New Materials KUANG, R. F. DUE 02-11-23 +1 HOLD
Manchester, Main Library - New Materials KUANG, R. F. DUE 02-23-23
Manchester, Whiton Branch - New Materials KUANG, R. F. DUE 02-08-23
Mansfield, Main Library - Adult New Fiction F KUANG DUE 01-31-23
Middletown, Russell Library - NEW Adult Fiction FIC-KUANG On Holdshelf
New Britain, Main Library - New Materials FIC KUANG, R DUE 01-11-23
Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - New Materials SF KUANG, R.F. DUE 02-18-23
Plainville Public Library - New Materials SF KUANG Check Shelf
Portland Public Library - New Materials FIC SCIFI KUANG In Transit +1 HOLD
Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - New Materials SF KUANG DUE 02-15-23
Simsbury Public Library - New Materials NEW F KUANG, R. F. DUE 01-28-23
South Windsor Public Library - New Materials SF KUANG In Transit +1 HOLD
Southington Library - New F KUANG DUE 02-18-23
West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials SFF KUANG R.F. On Holdshelf
West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials SFF KUANG R.F. DUE 02-14-23
Wethersfield Public Library - New Books NEW FIC KUANG On Holdshelf
Windsor Locks Public Library - New Materials NEW SF KUANG DUE 02-14-23
Windsor, Wilson Branch - New Materials F-KUANG DUE 02-18-23
Show fewer items

Details

Edition
First edition.
Description
xii, 544 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary
"From award-winning author R. F. Kuang comes Babel, a thematic response to The Secret History and a tonal retort to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell that grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of language and translation as the dominating tool of the British empire. Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal. 1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, all in preparation for the day he'll enroll in Oxford University's prestigious Royal Institute of Translation--also known as Babel. Babel is the world's center for translation and, more importantly, magic. Silver working--the art of manifesting the meaning lost in translation using enchanted silver bars--has made the British unparalleled in power, as its knowledge serves the Empire's quest for colonization. For Robin, Oxford is a utopia dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. But knowledge obeys power, and as a Chinese boy raised in Britain, Robin realizes serving Babel means betraying his motherland. As his studies progress, Robin finds himself caught between Babel and the shadowy Hermes Society, an organization dedicated to stopping imperial expansion. When Britain pursues an unjust war with China over silver and opium, Robin must decide ... Can powerful institutions be changed from within, or does revolution always require violence?"--Amazon.com.
Subject
Genre/Form
Cover Title
Babel : an arcane history
ISBN
9780063021426 (hardcover)
0063021420 (hardcover)
9780008501815 (hardcover)
0008501815 (hardcover)
Extras
Back to top