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a novel of discworld

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An edition of The Fifth Elephant (1999)

The fifth elephant

a novel of discworld

  • 4.67 ·
  • 3 Ratings
  • 13 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 6 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
HarperTorch
Language
English
Pages
389

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The flat world is supported on the backs of four elephants. But aren't there supposed to be five? Indeed there are. So what happened to the fifth elephant? An investigation of an attempted assassination leads Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary on a wild goose-or rather, elephant-chase that will lead him to discover the truth about the missing pachyderm. Everyone knows that the world is flat, and supported on the backs of four elephants. But weren't there supposed to be five? Indeed there were. So where is it? When duty calls, Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary answers. Even when he doesn't want to. He's been "invited" to attend a royal function as both detective and diplomat. The one role he relishes; the other requires, well, ruby tights. Of course where cops (even those clad in tights) go, alas, crime follows. An attempted assassination and a theft soon lead to a desperate chase from the low halls of Discworld royalty to the legendary fat mines of Uberwald, where lard is found in underground seams along with tusks and teeth and other precious ivory artifacts. It's up to the dauntless Vimes-bothered as usual by a familiar cast of Discworld inhabitants (you know, trolls, dwarfs, werewolves, vampires and such) to solve the puzzle of the missing pachyderm. Which of course he does. After all, solving mysteries is his job.

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Cover of: Fifth Elephant, The
Fifth Elephant, The
November 28, 2006, Corgi
Paperback in English - New edition
Cover of: The fifth elephant
The fifth elephant: a novel of discworld
2001, HarperTorch
in English
Cover of: Der fünfte Elefant.
Der fünfte Elefant.
August 1, 2000, Goldmann
Hardcover in German
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The fifth elephant
2000, G.K. Hall
in English
Cover of: The fifth elephant
The fifth elephant: A Discworld novel
2000, Corgi Adult
Paperback in English

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New York

Edition Notes

Originally published: London: Doubleday, 1999.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6066.R34 F44 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
389 pages ;
Number of pages
389

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26641480M
Internet Archive
fifthelephant00terr
ISBN 10
0061020400
ISBN 13
9780061020407
OCLC/WorldCat
46885201
Wikidata
Q108628445

Work Description

Everyone knows that the world is flat, and supported on the backs of four elephants. But weren't there supposed to be five? Indeed there were. So where is it?...When duty calls. Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary answers. Even when he doesn't want to. He's been "invited" to attend a royal function as both detective and diplomat. The one role he relishes; the other requires, well, ruby tights. Of course where cops (even those clad in tights) go, alas, crime follows. An attempted assassination and a theft soon lead to a desperate chase from the low halls of Discworld royalty to the legendary fat mines of Uberwald, where lard is found in underground seams along with tusks and teeth and other precious ivory artifacts. It's up to the dauntless Vimes -- bothered as usual by a familiar cast of Discworld inhabitants (you know, trolls, dwarfs, werewolves, vampires and such) -- to solve the puzzle of the missing pachyderm. Which of course he does. After all, solving mysteries is his job.

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