The ingenious Edgar Jones

The ingenious Edgar Jones

By: Garner, Elizabeth

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pp 352 paperback in very good condition; clean pages; no edgewear except upper right corner is bent; uncreased spine; stickers on back cover // The skies of Oxford are aflame with meteors the night Edgar Jones comes into the world – clearly this porter’s son, born in a small cottage in 1847, is no ordinary boy. While his mother is apprehensive about her restless, inquisitive child, Edgar’s father believes without a doubt that his son is destined for greatness. As the years pass, it becomes apparent that Edgar has a unique talent: He is a born inventor, and his gift for making is matched by a fierce will.Edgar turns his back on the scholarly life his father had intended for him and apprentices himself to a blacksmith. It is not long before his ingenuity and metalworking skills bring him to the attention of a maverick professor at Oxford University, a bone collector with plans for a museum of natural history. Finally, Edgar has the opportunity to showcase the singular gifts he’s learned in the hazardous soot and heat of the forge. But his great ability also becomes a curse, and his prominence is fraught with danger–both for him and for his family.

Title: The ingenious Edgar Jones

Author Name: Garner, Elizabeth

Categories: Literature & Fiction, Coming of Age,

Publisher: London, Headline Review: 2007

ISBN Number: 0755302532

ISBN Number 13: 9780755302536

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 6.3 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches

Weight: 2.00 lbs

Seller ID: PGB524

Keywords: Exceptional children--Fiction, Inventors--Fiction, Fathers and sons--Fiction, Social stratification--Fiction, Oxford (England)--Fiction