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Inhaltsangabe: A long-missing manuscript from a famous eighteenth-century philosopher with a dark secret, the late twentieth-century murder in Paris of a prominent Princeton professor--and the connection between the two--form the core of this fast-paced mystery novel. Set primarily in Paris and Oxford, Rousseau's Ghost weaves a riveting tale of scholarly intrigue and murder.
An urgent but cryptic request from Professor Ted Porter summons his old friend and former Rhodes Scholar Jack Davis to Paris. Once there Jack finds his friend dead, apparently electrocuted by a faulty laptop computer. The Parisian police rule the death an accident and close the case. But Jack well knew his friend's deep aversion to modern technology, and to computers in particular, and believes the computer was not Ted's and his death no accident.
Unable to convince the police, Jack begins his own investigation, aided by Danielle, a beautiful young French woman who claims to have been Ted's research assistant and sometime lover. Sifting through Ted's notes and an unfinished manuscript titled Rousseau's Ghost, he finds a mysterious entry: "Inst Pol??!!" Not knowing what this might mean, he travels to Oxford to see his old tutor, who surmises that Ted's shorthand query refers to the Institutions Politiques, a manuscript on which Rousseau worked in the 1750s but later abandoned and burned, except for the small section we now know as the Social Contract. Could the rest of the manuscript have survived? Could Ted have found it? If so, was he murdered for his discovery? Could Jack and Danielle be next?
Über den Autor: Terence Ball is Professor of Political Science at Arizona State University. He is the author of many books including most recently Reappraising Political Theory;, coauthor of Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal; and coeditor of Thomas Jefferson: Political Writings. He is also the editor of the SUNY Press book Idioms of Inquiry: Critique and Renewal in Political Science.
Buchbeschreibung State Univ of New York Pr, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP16205653
Buchbeschreibung State University of New York Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G079143933XI4N00
Buchbeschreibung State Univ of New York Pr, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP88771478
Buchbeschreibung State Univ of New York Pr, U.S.A., 1998. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 8.5 x 5.25. Small corner crease on back. Pages of text are clean, bright and free of markings. Binding is tight and secure. ***Ships today or next business day. Our books are carefully described and packaged in boxes (not envelopes). A gift card and personalized message can be included upon request.***. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 211940
Buchbeschreibung State University of New York Press, Albany, New York, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Remainder copy ink stamps on the top and side edges. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 164113
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Buchbeschreibung State Univ. of NY, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VG+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near-Fine. Presumed 1st. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Pub by State Univ. of NY, 1998, presumed 1st Edition w/ complete Printing Line. VG+ cond. hardcover w/ Near-Fine unclipped pict dustjacket now in archival Brodart. Black cloth over bds w/ white lettering on spine. Binding tender at next-to-last page, but holding very well. 206pp + 2pp. Square, straight, tight & clean except as noted, overall VG+/NF cond. Same or next day shipping. Please email any questions. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005901
Buchbeschreibung State Univ of New York Pr, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG079143933X
Buchbeschreibung SUNY PRESS, ALBANY, NY, 1998. HARDCOVER. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. FIRST EDITION. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003425
Buchbeschreibung State Univ of New York Pr, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Library markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004893