The Wild Numbers

The Wild Numbers

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As a mathematician - not an outstanding one, but a competent, unextraordinary pencil-pusher - Professor Isaac Swift is constantly having drummed into him that it's the prodigies of his profession, the burning suns of his little universe, that advance human knowledge. Now Isaac thinks he's found the solution to 'Beauregard's Wild Number problem', the puzzle that has stumped savants the world over for centuries. And Dimitri, his mentor at the university, a great mathematician himself, thinks Isaac has cracked it. If so, Isaac will have elevated himself to the ranks of the immortals. But an accusation of plagiarism from the tweed-clad mature student Leonard Vale creates a storm of violence and anguish that threatens to disrupt both the university and Isaac's sanity. THE WILD NUMBERS is a gripping story about self-doubt, ambition and delusion.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 12mm | 166g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753813149
  • 9780753813140

About Philibert Schogt

The author is Dutch, educated in America, and is writing his second novel. He lives in Amsterdam.show more