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

Flood of fire : a novel, Amitav Ghosh, (OverDrive 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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Author
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Genre
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
  • 823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
Series statement
Ibis trilogy
Series volume
3
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  • Soldiers
  • Voyages and travels
  • Opium trade
  • India
Label
Flood of fire : a novel, Amitav Ghosh, (OverDrive electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • Previous titles in trilogy: Sea of poppies - River of smoke
  • Electronic book
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429944281
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ceaebe22-9fdc-48c8-be98-4a80733e9594
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)906031472
Label
Flood of fire : a novel, Amitav Ghosh, (OverDrive electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Previous titles in trilogy: Sea of poppies - River of smoke
  • Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429944281
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ceaebe22-9fdc-48c8-be98-4a80733e9594
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)906031472

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