Awake (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
112
Utgivningsdatum
2021-09-24
Översättare
Johanne Sorgenfri Ottosen
Dimensioner
201 x 132 x 10 mm
Vikt
136 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780811230810

Awake

Häftad,  Engelska, 2021-09-24
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In a shuttered bedroom in Ancient Rome, the sleepless Pliny the Elder lies in bed obsessively dictating new chapters of his Natural History to his slave Diocles. Fat, wheezing, imperious and prone to nosebleeds, Pliny does not believe in spending his evenings in repose: no - to be awake is to be alive. There's no time to waste if he is to classify every element of the natural world in a single work. By day Pliny the Elder carries out his many civic duties and gives the occasional disastrous public reading. But despite his astonishing ambition to catalog everything from precious metals to the moon, and a collection of exotic plants sourced from the farthest reaches of the world, Pliny the Elder still takes immense pleasure in the common rose. After he rushes to an erupting Mt Vesuvius and perishes in the ash, his nephew, Pliny the Younger, becomes custodian of his life's work. But where Pliny the Elder saw starlight, Pliny the Younger sees fireflies...
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