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The Resource A season in purgatory, by Dominick Dunne

A season in purgatory, by Dominick Dunne

Label
A season in purgatory
Title
A season in purgatory
Statement of responsibility
by Dominick Dunne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In A Season in Purgatory, Dunne explores a wealthy Catholic family, a sinister murder of an innocent girl, and its twenty-year cover-up. When Harrison Burns first meets the family of his boarding school chum Constant Bradley, he is awed by their wealth and generosity. But the Bradleys are a family of strong social aspirations and unrelenting political ambition, and Harrison soon learns that friendship with the Bradleys has its price. As Harrison Burns strips away the facade of wealth and acquisition, he brings the reader face to face with the inner structure of a large family at odds with the religion that is at its core, and the terrible secret that is his purgatory to bear
Summary
Welcomed into the family of Constant Bradley, his boarding school chum, Harrison Burns soon learns that friendship with the Bradleys has its price and that he is being used as a cover for Constant's failures
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
025263
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunne, Dominick
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.U492
LC item number
S4 1993
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rich people
  • Murder
  • Crimes of passion
  • Catholic families
  • Family secrets
  • Journalists
  • Upper class
  • Gossiping and gossips
  • Guilt in men
  • Connecticut
Target audience
adult
Label
A season in purgatory, by Dominick Dunne
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
377 pages
Isbn
9780517583869
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
92042352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 27144703
  • 174009
Label
A season in purgatory, by Dominick Dunne
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
377 pages
Isbn
9780517583869
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
92042352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 27144703
  • 174009

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