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The Resource English passengers, Matthew Kneale

English passengers, Matthew Kneale

Label
English passengers
Title
English passengers
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Kneale
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1857 when Captain Illiam Quillian Kewley and his band of rum smugglers from the Isle of Man have most of their contraband confiscated by British Customs, they are forced to put their ship up for charter. The only takers are two eccentric Englishmen who want to embark for the other side of the globe. The Reverend Geoffrey Wilson believes the Garden of Eden was on the island of Tasmania. His traveling partner, Dr. Thomas Potter, unbeknownst to Wilson, is developing a sinister thesis about the races of men. Meanwhile, an aboriginal in Tasmania named Peevay recounts his people's struggles against the invading British, a story that begins in 1824, moves into the present with approach of the English passengers in 1857, and extends into the future in 1870. These characters and many others come together in a storm of voices that vividly bring a past age to life. From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
While two Englishmen head for Tasmania on a confiscated pirate ship in search of the Garden of Eden, the British continue their violent "civilization" of the natives in this "paradise"
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2001.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2000.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2000
  • Whitbread Book Award for Novel, 2000.
  • Whitbread Book of the Year Award, 2000.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
038561
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
English passengers, Matthew Kneale
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=209659
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn496279939
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307484314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00148399
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
50958C4E-C1EB-489E-9BA5-2845DF7FF066
System control number
(OCoLC)496279939
Label
English passengers, Matthew Kneale
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=209659
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn496279939
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307484314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00148399
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
50958C4E-C1EB-489E-9BA5-2845DF7FF066
System control number
(OCoLC)496279939

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