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

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

Label
A thousand acres
Title
A thousand acres
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley ; with an introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Title variation
1000 acres
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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"--
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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
Storyline
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Writing style
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
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, 1991.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
056352
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
382
Target audience
adult
Label
A thousand acres, Jane Smiley ; with an introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
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.
Control code
1019841466
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 409 pages
Isbn
9781101907962
Lccn
2017052985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019841466
Label
A thousand acres, Jane Smiley ; with an introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
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.
Control code
1019841466
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 409 pages
Isbn
9781101907962
Lccn
2017052985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019841466

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