Coverart for item
The Resource The Sand Pebbles, a novel by Richard McKenna

The Sand Pebbles, a novel by Richard McKenna

Label
The Sand Pebbles
Title
The Sand Pebbles
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Richard McKenna
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in China on the eve of revolution, the book tells the story of an old U.S. Navy gunboat, the San Pablo, and her dedicated crew of "Sand Pebbles" on patrol in the far reaches of the Yangtze River to show the flag and protect American missionaries and businessmen from bandits. The plot revolves around a newcomer to the boat, machinist's mate Jake Holman, a maverick and loner who dramatically alters the lives of the crew and the people they have come to save. A faithful engine-room coolie and a pretty young missionary help Holman gain an appreciation of China and its people and discover a world of humanity and promise he has never known. It is a story of old loyalties versus new values, of violence and tenderness, tragedy and humor
Awards note
Harper Prize Novel, 1963.
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKenna, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • United States
  • China
  • Yangtze River (China)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Sand Pebbles, a novel by Richard McKenna
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
597 pages
Lccn
62015726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps on endpapers
Label
The Sand Pebbles, a novel by Richard McKenna
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
597 pages
Lccn
62015726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps on endpapers

Library Locations

    • East Islip Public LibraryBorrow it
      381 E Main Street, 381 East Main Street, NY, 11730, US
      40.735575 -73.173381
Processing Feedback ...