The Resource Dunbar

Dunbar

Label
Dunbar
Title
Dunbar
Statement of responsibility
Edward St. Aubyn
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I really did have an empire, you know," said Dunbar. "Have I ever told you the story of how it was stolen from me?"Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage he handed over care of the family firm to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan. But relations quickly soured, leaving him doubting the wisdom of past decisions...Now imprisoned in a care home in the Lake District with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels. But who will find him first, his beloved youngest daughter, Florence, or the tigresses Abby and Megan, so keen to divest him of his estate?Edward St Aubyn is renowned for his masterwork, the five Melrose novels, which dissect with savage and beautiful precision the agonies of family life. Dunbar is a devastating family story and an excoriating novel for and of our times – an examination of power, money and the value of forgiveness
Member of
Summary
A modern reimagining of Shakespeare's <i>King Lear</i> follows the experiences of a man who, in the wake of an orchestrated public mental breakdown, is sent to a Switzerland sanatorium by the daughters who would seize his fortune, a plot he resolves to foil with the assistance of a colorful sidekick
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10597530
Cataloging source
BT
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1960-
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St Aubyn, Edward
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
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True
Series statement
Hogarth Shakespeare
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Family Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
Dunbar
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:RDH_462428
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781781090404
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dunbar
Control code
BORROWBOX:RDH_462428
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781781090404
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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