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The Resource The blind assassin, Margaret Atwood

The blind assassin, Margaret Atwood

Label
The blind assassin
Title
The blind assassin
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A multi-layered story of the death of a woman's sister and husband in the 1940s, with a novel-within-a-novel as a background. Iris Chase Griffen, married at eighteen to a wealthy industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, recalls her far from exemplary life, and the events leading up to her sisters death, who drove a car off a bridge ten days after the war ended, gradually revealing the carefully guarded Chase family secrets
Summary
Iris describes the 1945 death of her sister, who drives her car off a bridge, followed, two years later, by the death of her husband, in a story that features a novel-within-a-novel about two unnamed lovers who meet in a dark backstreet room
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2001.
  • Booker Prize, 2000.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
013456
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
B55 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Widows
  • Family secrets
  • Reminiscing in old age
Target audience
adult
Label
The blind assassin, Margaret Atwood
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2008/02/12/629/
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
25 cm
Edition
First edition in the U.S.A.
Extent
xiii, 521 pages
Isbn
9780965034906
Lccn
99462109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 43287739
  • 345664
Label
The blind assassin, Margaret Atwood
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2008/02/12/629/
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
25 cm
Edition
First edition in the U.S.A.
Extent
xiii, 521 pages
Isbn
9780965034906
Lccn
99462109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 43287739
  • 345664

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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