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Mrs. Osmond : a novel, John Banville

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Mrs. Osmond : a novel
Title
Mrs. Osmond : a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Banville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and The Blue Guitar--a dazzling new novel that extends the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, into unexpected (and completely stand-alone) territory. Isabel Archer is a young American woman, swept off to Europe in the late nineteenth century by an aunt who hopes to round out the impetuous but naive girl's experience of the world. When Isabel comes into a large, unexpected inheritance, she is finagled into a marriage with the charming, penniless, and--as Isabel finds out too late--cruel and deceitful Gilbert Osmond, whose connection to a certain Madame Merle is suspiciously intimate. On a trip to England to visit her cousin Ralph Touchett on his deathbed, Isabel is offered a chance to free herself from the marriage, but nonetheless chooses to return to Italy. Banville follows James's story line to this point, but Mrs. Osmond is thoroughly Banville's own: the narrative inventiveness; the lyrical precision and surprise of his language; the layers of emotional and psychological intensity; the subtle, dark humor. And when Isabel arrives in Italy--along with someone else!--the novel takes off in directions that James himself would be thrilled to follow"--
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Title
Mrs. Osmond
Creator
Contributor
Summary
From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea, a dazzling and audacious new novel that extends the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, into unexpected territory
Subject
Genre
Story line
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10600590
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A57
LC item number
M78 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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John Banville
Mrs. Osmond : a novel, John Banville

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