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The Resource The big house : a century in the life of an American summer home, George Howe Colt

The big house : a century in the life of an American summer home, George Howe Colt

Label
The big house : a century in the life of an American summer home
Title
The big house
Title remainder
a century in the life of an American summer home
Statement of responsibility
George Howe Colt
Title variation
Big house
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on Cape Cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt returned for one last stay with his wife and children. This poignant tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, and dormers that watched over weddings, divorces, deaths, anniversaries, birthdays, breakdowns, and love affairs for five generations interweaves Colt's final visit with memories of a lifetime of summers. Run-down yet romantic, the Big House stands not only as a cherished reminder of summer's ephemeral pleasures but also as a powerful symbol of a vanishing way of life
Tone
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2003
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158483
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colt, George Howe
Dewey number
  • 974.4/92043/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
F72.C3
LC item number
C57 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Colt, George Howe
  • Colt family
  • Historic buildings
  • Vacation homes
  • Cape Cod (Mass.)
  • Cape Cod (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a century in the life of an American summer home
Label
The big house : a century in the life of an American summer home, George Howe Colt
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
viii, 327 pages
Isbn
9780684845173
Lccn
2002191138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
50912883
Label
The big house : a century in the life of an American summer home, George Howe Colt
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
viii, 327 pages
Isbn
9780684845173
Lccn
2002191138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
50912883

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