The Anubis Gates

The Anubis Gates

Paperback Fantasy Masterworks

By (author) Tim Powers

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  • Publisher: Gollancz
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 32mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 8 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0575077255
  • ISBN 13: 9780575077256
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Sales rank: 27,856

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Brendan Doyle is a twentieth-century English professor who travels back to 1810 London to attend a lecture given by English romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This is a London filled with deformed clowns, organised beggar societies, insane homunculi and magic. When he is kidnapped by gypsies and consequently misses his return trip to 1983, the mild-mannered Doyle is forced to become a street-smart con man, escape artist, and swordsman in order to survive in the dark and treacherous London underworld. He defies bullets, black magic, murderous beggars, freezing waters, imprisonment in mutant-infested dungeons, poisoning, and even a plunge back to 1684. Coleridge himself and poet Lord Byron make appearances in the novel, which also features a poor tinkerer who creates genetic monsters and a werewolf that inhabits others' bodies when his latest becomes too hairy.

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Tim Powers was born in 1952; the son of an attorney. He graduated from California State University in 1976 and since then has written more than a dozen highly acclaimed and award-winning novels, including the Fantasy Masterwork THE DRAWING OF THE DARK.