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The Resource The marriage of opposites : a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzarro, Alice Hoffman

The marriage of opposites : a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzarro, Alice Hoffman

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The marriage of opposites : a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzarro
Title
The marriage of opposites
Title remainder
a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzarro
Statement of responsibility
Alice Hoffman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. But Rachel's life is not her own. To save her father's business, she is married off to a widower with three children. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédéric, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, Camille Pissarro, who will become one of the greatest artists of France
Summary
Dreaming of an exotic life in Paris while coming of age in a St. Thomas refugee community, young Rachel is forced to marry a widower before falling scandalously in love and becoming the mother of Impressionist master Camille Pissarro
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10433512
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoffman, Alice
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.O3447
LC item number
M37 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Jewish families
  • Widows
  • Scandals
  • Pissarro, Camille
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Saint Thomas (United States Virgin Islands)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzarro
Label
The marriage of opposites : a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzarro, Alice Hoffman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (page 369)
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
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781451693591
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014047743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 898433090
  • (OCoLC)898433090
Label
The marriage of opposites : a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzarro, Alice Hoffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (page 369)
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
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781451693591
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014047743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 898433090
  • (OCoLC)898433090

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