The Resource Flood of fire : a novel, Amitav Ghosh., (electronic resource)

Flood of fire : a novel, Amitav Ghosh., (electronic resource)

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Flood of fire : a novel
Title
Flood of fire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Amitav Ghosh.
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Language
eng
Summary
"The stunningly vibrant final novel in the bestselling Ibis Trilogy It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has ordered the colonial government in India to assemble an expeditionary force for an attack to reinstate the trade. Among those consigned is Kesri Singh, a soldier in the army of the East India Company. He makes his way eastward on the Hind, a transport ship that will carry him from Bengal to Hong Kong. Along the way, many characters from the Ibis Trilogy come aboard, including Zachary Reid, a young American speculator in opium futures, and Shireen, the widow of an opium merchant whose mysterious death in China has compelled her to seek out his lost son. The Hind docks in Hong Kong just as war breaks out and opium "pours into the market like monsoon flood." From Bombay to Calcutta, from naval engagements to the decks of a hospital ship, among embezzlement, profiteering, and espionage, Amitav Ghosh charts a breathless course through the culminating moment of the British opium trade and vexed colonial history. With all the verve of the first two novels in the trilogy, Flood of Fire completes Ghosh's unprecedented reenvisioning of the nineteenth-century war on drugs. With remarkable historic vision and a vibrant cast of characters, Ghosh brings the Opium Wars to bear on the contemporary moment with the storytelling that has charmed readers around the world"--
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1956-
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Ghosh, Amitav
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.G536
LC item number
F58 2015eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Ibis trilogy
Series volume
3
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  • Soldiers
  • Voyages and travels
  • Opium trade
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Opium trade
  • Soldiers
  • Voyages and travels
  • India
  • India
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Flood of fire : a novel, Amitav Ghosh., (electronic resource)
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Previous titles in trilogy: Sea of poppies - River of smoke
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o906031472
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unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780143194491
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • CEAEBE22-9FDC-48C8-BE98-4A80733E9594
  • 555777C3-43BE-4804-B622-D3D4C4989A77
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o906031472
  • (OCoLC)906031472
Label
Flood of fire : a novel, Amitav Ghosh., (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Previous titles in trilogy: Sea of poppies - River of smoke
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o906031472
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780143194491
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • CEAEBE22-9FDC-48C8-BE98-4A80733E9594
  • 555777C3-43BE-4804-B622-D3D4C4989A77
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o906031472
  • (OCoLC)906031472

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