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The Resource Pinkerton's sister, Peter Rushforth

Pinkerton's sister, Peter Rushforth

Label
Pinkerton's sister
Title
Pinkerton's sister
Statement of responsibility
Peter Rushforth
Title variation
Pinkertons sister
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sprawling stream-of-conscious novel set primarily in the head of Alice Pinkerton at the dawn of the twentieth century. Alice isn't yet ready for the new age; she's a vestige of Victorian times, a "madwoman" living on the third floor (not in the attic, she insists) of her family's home. "No one was as close to her as words on a page," Alice muses, and indeed, she relates more to characters from the novels of George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, and Charles Reade than to the people who surround her, especially the thoroughly modern socialite Mrs. Albert Comstock, who represents everything Alice hates. Alice's doctor, who seeks to cure her of her "malady," proclaims, "Imagination is an impediment to progress." For Alice, there's no more chilling sentiment
Summary
In a novel that celebrates the power of fiction and its ultimate redeeming quality, Alice Pinkerton transports those who belittle her into her own secretly written books where they are forced to reveal their true natures, in a novel set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century New York
Writing style
Award
Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
133988
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.U76
LC item number
P56 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Pinkerton's sister, Peter Rushforth
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The madwoman in the attic -- The shape of the clouds -- The wicked shadows
Control code
2458206
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
729 p.
Isbn
9781931561990
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004030306
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60660625
  • (OCoLC)60660625
Label
Pinkerton's sister, Peter Rushforth
Publication
Contents
The madwoman in the attic -- The shape of the clouds -- The wicked shadows
Control code
2458206
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
729 p.
Isbn
9781931561990
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004030306
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60660625
  • (OCoLC)60660625

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