Babel or the necessity of violence : an arcane history of the oxford translators' revolution
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.
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Large print edition.
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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.
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Large Print
Edition
Large print edition.
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953 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
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2211
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English

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"From award-winning author R.F. Kuang comes Babel, a thematic response to The Secret History and a tonal retort to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell that grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of language and translation as the dominating tool of the British empire. Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal. 1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, all in preparation for the day he'll enroll in Oxford University's prestigious Royal Institute of Translation--also known as Babel. Babel is the world's center for translation and, more importantly, magic. Silver working--the art of manifesting the meaning lost in translation using enchanted silver bars--has made the British unparalleled in power, as its knowledge serves the Empire's quest for colonization. For Robin, Oxford is a utopia dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. But knowledge obeys power, and as a Chinese boy raised in Britain, Robin realizes serving Babel means betraying his motherland. As his studies progress, Robin finds himself caught between Babel and the shadowy Hermes Society, an organization dedicated to stopping imperial expansion. When Britain pursues an unjust war with China over silver and opium, Robin must decide ... Can powerful institutions be changed from within, or does revolution always require violence?"--

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kuang, R. F. (2022). Babel: or the necessity of violence : an arcane history of the oxford translators' revolution (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kuang, R. F. 2022. Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence : An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kuang, R. F. Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence : An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kuang, R. F. Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence : An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

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