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Valour and vanity, Mary Robinette Kowal

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Valour and vanity
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Valour and vanity
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Mary Robinette Kowal
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Language
eng
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After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and travel to Murano to study with glassblowers there, but their ship is set upon by Barbary corsairs while en route. It is their good fortune that they are not enslaved, but they lose everything to the pirates and arrive in Murano destitute.Jane and Vincent are helped by a kind local they meet en route, but Vincent is determined to become self-reliant and get their money back, and hatches a plan to do so. But when so many things are not what they seem, even the best laid plans conceal a few pitfalls. The ensuing adventure is a combination of the best parts of magical fantasy and heist novels, set against a glorious Regency backdrop
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Title
Valour and vanity
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"Mary Robinette Kowal's Valour and Vanity is a Regency version of a heist movie with a healthy dose of magic sprinkled in. After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on the their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincentplan to separate from the party and travel to Murano to study with glassblowers there, but their ship is set upon by Barbary corsairs while en route. It is their good fortune that they are not enslaved, but they lose everything to the pirates and arrive in Murano destitute.Fortunately, one of the gentlemen from the ship is a local banker and arranges for a line of credit and a place to live. Relieved, the Vincents begin the work for which they have come to Italy.All is proceeding apace until a solicitor arrives at their house and charges them with illegal trespass. Jane and Vincent produce letters from their banking friend, but they are all forgeries, and worse, he has used their forged letters to clean out their funds in England. Now, Jane and Vincent owe money to a number of people in town and are forbidden from travel. They manage to find some small work, but it is obvious to both of them that this path will not maintain them for long. Instead, Vincent hatches a reckless plan to get their money back. The ensuing adventure is a glorious envisioning of all the best parts of heist narratives, but in a Regency setting with magic"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.O74948
LC item number
V35 2014
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
Glamourist histories
Series volume
0004
Target audience
adult
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Mary Robinette Kowal
Valour and vanity, Mary Robinette Kowal
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Valour and vanity, Mary Robinette Kowal
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  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
  • Includes a reading group guide
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9780765334169
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014009956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn872562418
  • (OCoLC)872562418

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