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Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone

Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone is the ninth of 12 Indiana Jones novels published by Bantam Books. Max McCoy, the author of this book, also wrote three of the other Indiana Jones books for Bantam. Published on April 1, 1995, it is preceded by Indiana Jones and the White Witch and followed by Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur Eggs.

Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone
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AuthorMax McCoy
CountryUnited States
SeriesIndiana Jones
GenreFantasy, Adventure
PublisherBantam Books
Publication date
April 1, 1995
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages304 pp (first edition)
Preceded byIndiana Jones and the White Witch 
Followed byIndiana Jones and the Dinosaur Eggs 

Plot introductionEdit

Indiana Jones hunts down an English alchemist, a Renaissance scholar and a stolen manuscript containing the great alchemical secrets of immortality and transmuting base metals to gold.

The book was published only in paperback by Bantam Books of New York City in April 1995.

Plot summaryEdit

The search for wealth and immortality has sent men mad. Now Indiana Jones is called to London to recover an ancient alchemist's manuscript that is supposed to contain the formula both for creating gold from lead and also granting eternal life. Certain that a missing British alchemist and an insane Renaissance scholar are involved in the theft; Indy, along with the alchemist's beautiful sister, travels to Rome, and straight into the hands of Mussolini's fascists.

The scholar Sarducci (who appears mad) has stolen the Voynich Manuscript. However the manuscript is also a map, leading readers into the desert and the most ancient and magnificent crypt in the world, where Indiana Jones will either witness an astounding miracle of alchemy, or become the tomb's next inhabitant.


  • Indiana Jones – the adventurous archaeologist, protagonist
  • Sarducci – scholar, villain of the piece
  • Sallah – Indy's buddy
  • Nicolas Flamel – creator of the famed philosopher's stone. He is mentioned, but Indy only sees him once with his wife.

Release detailsEdit

  • 1995, USA, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group ISBN 0-553-56196-0, Pub date ? April 1995, paperback (first edition)

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