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The Resource Becoming Belle, Nuala O'Connor

Becoming Belle, Nuala O'Connor

Label
Becoming Belle
Title
Becoming Belle
Statement of responsibility
Nuala O'Connor
Title variation
Becoming Belle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A witty and inherently feminist novel about passion and marriage, based on a true story of an unstoppable woman ahead of her time in Victorian London. In 1887, Isabel Bilton is the eldest of three daughters of a middle-class military family, growing up in a small garrison town. By 1891 she is the Countess of Clancarty, dubbed "the peasant countess" by the press, and a member of the Irish aristocracy. Becoming Belle is the story of the four years in between, of Belle's rapid ascent and the people that tried to tear her down. With only her talent, charm, and determination, Isabel moves to London alone at age nineteen, changes her name to Belle, and takes the city by storm, facing unthinkable hardships as she rises to fame. A true bohemian and the star of a dancing double act she performs with her sister, she reigns over The Empire Theatre and The Corinthian Club, where only select society entertains. It is there she falls passionately in love with William, Viscount Dunlo, a young aristocrat. For Belle, her marriage to William is a dream come true, but his ruthless father makes clear he'll stop at nothing to keep her in her place. Reimagined by a novelist at the height of her powers, Belle is an unforgettable woman. Set against an absorbing portrait of Victorian London, hers is a timeless rags-to-riches story a la Becky Sharpe
Summary
The charming eldest daughter of a 19th-century middle-class military family reinvents herself to gain entry into London's cultural and social circles before falling in love with a young aristocrat whose brutal father disapproves of the match
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685202
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Connor, Nuala
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6114.I23
LC item number
B43 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Social conflict
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Becoming Belle, Nuala O'Connor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
370 pages
Isbn
9780735214408
Lccn
2017033071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 995162375
  • (OCoLC)995162375
Label
Becoming Belle, Nuala O'Connor
Publication
Copyright
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
370 pages
Isbn
9780735214408
Lccn
2017033071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 995162375
  • (OCoLC)995162375

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