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The Resource A thousand acres, by Jane Smiley ; introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

A thousand acres, by Jane Smiley ; introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Label
A thousand acres
Title
A thousand acres
Statement of responsibility
by Jane Smiley ; introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Title variation
1000 acres
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The only hardcover edition of Jane Smiley's most famous novel--King Lear on an Iowa farm--which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. With a new introduction. This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm among his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will, which sets in motion a chain of events that brings dark truths to light. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres spins the most fundamental themes of truth, justice, love, and pride into a universally acclaimed masterpiece"--
Summary
Larry Cook, an Iowan farmer who has worked a thousand acre plot owned by his family for generations, abruptly decides to leave his farm to his three daughters and retire. His two eldest daughters are pleased with the decision but his youngest daughter has been cut out by her father and is angry. As the daughters' activity on the land progresses, they notice a change in their father. Events begin to unfold that will threaten and destroy the family and their farm
Theme
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Character
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 1991.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1992.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1993.
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
056352
Cataloging source
HCO
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M39
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's library
Target audience
adult
Label
A thousand acres, by Jane Smiley ; introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and chronology
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9781101907962
Lccn
2017052985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A thousand acres, by Jane Smiley ; introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and chronology
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9781101907962
Lccn
2017052985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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