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The Resource The stranger's child, Alan Hollinghurst

The stranger's child, Alan Hollinghurst

Label
The stranger's child
Title
The stranger's child
Statement of responsibility
Alan Hollinghurst
Title variation
strangers child
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate--a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance--to his family's home outside London. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him. During his visit, Cecil writes a poem that, after he is killed in the Great War, will go on to become a touchstone for a generation, a work recited by every schoolchild in England. Over time, a tragic love story is spun, even as other secrets lie buried--until, decades later, an ambitious biographer threatens to unearth them"--Publisher
Summary
Embraced by the family of his Cambridge schoolmate, Cecil Valance writes an inspiring poem in an autograph album that becomes a staple of every English classroom after he is killed during World War I.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10004017
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hollinghurst, Alan
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6058.O4467
LC item number
Str 2012
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
The stranger's child, Alan Hollinghurst
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
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780307474346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 773021791
  • (OCoLC)773021791
Label
The stranger's child, Alan Hollinghurst
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
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780307474346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 773021791
  • (OCoLC)773021791

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