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The Resource Band of angels, Robert Penn Warren

Band of angels, Robert Penn Warren

Label
Band of angels
Title
Band of angels
Statement of responsibility
Robert Penn Warren
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amantha Starr, born and raised by a doting father on a Kentucky plantation in the years before the Civil War, is the heroine of this powerfully dramatic novel. At her father's death Amantha learns that her mother was a slave and that she, too, is to be sold into servitude. What follows is a vast panorama of one of the most turbulent periods of American history as seen through the eyes of this star-crossed young woman. Amantha soon finds herself in New Orleans, where she spends the war years with Hamish Bond, a slave trader. At war's end, she marries Tobias Sears, a Union officer and Emersonian idealist. Despite sporadic periods of contentment; Amantha finds life with Tobias trying, and she is haunted still by her tangled past. Oh, who am I? she asks at the beginning of the novel. Only after many years, after achieving a hard-won wisdom and maturity, does she begin to understand the answer to that question. Band of Angels puts on ready display Robert Penn Warren's prodigious gifts. First published in 1955, it is one of the most searing and vivid fictional accounts of the Civil War era ever written
Member of
Summary
Amantha Starr, summoned from her Oberlin studies at her father's death, finds out that she is a slave and most be sold
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
061151
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1905-1989
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warren, Robert Penn
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3545.A748
LC item number
B3 1994
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Voices of the South
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Racially mixed people
  • Plantation life
  • Women slaves
  • Kentucky
Target audience
adult
Label
Band of angels, Robert Penn Warren
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
22 cm.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780807119464
Lccn
94213598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 31307010
  • (OCoLC)31307010
Label
Band of angels, Robert Penn Warren
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
22 cm.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780807119464
Lccn
94213598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 31307010
  • (OCoLC)31307010

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