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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate--a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance--to his family's modest home outside London for the weekend. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sixteen-year-old sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him and the stories he tells about Corley Court, the country estate he is heir to. But what Cecil writes in Daphne's autograph album will change their and their families' lives forever: a poem that, after Cecil is killed in the Great War and his reputation burnished, will 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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10004017
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hollinghurst, Alan
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Families
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
24 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780307272768
Lccn
2011010256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
BRO-cust20111018-078
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn698332684
  • (OCoLC)698332684
  • 243266
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
24 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780307272768
Lccn
2011010256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
BRO-cust20111018-078
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn698332684
  • (OCoLC)698332684
  • 243266

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