The Resource Mrs Osmond

Mrs Osmond

Label
Mrs Osmond
Title
Mrs Osmond
Statement of responsibility
John Banville
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Language
eng
Summary
A MASTERFUL TALE OF BETRAYAL AND CORRUPTION BY THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE SEA'Banville is one of the writers I admire the most' Hanya Yanahigara, author of A Little Life 'A brilliant feat of literary ventriloquism' The Times Having fled Rome and a stultifying marriage, Isabel Osmond is in London, brooding on the recent disclosure of her husband's shocking, years-long betrayal of her. What should she do now, and which way should she turn, in the emotional labyrinth where she has been trapped for so long? Reawakened by grief and the knowledge of having been grievously wronged, she determines to resume her youthful quest for freedom and independence. Soon Isabel must return to Italy and confront her husband, and seek to break his powerful hold on her. But will she succeed in outwitting him, and securing her revenge?Mrs Osmond is a masterly novel of betrayal, corruption and moral ambiguity, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea. 'A worthy sequel ... His book is not only an impressive recreation of James's atmospheres and pacing, but also full of minor cliff-hangers and page-turning suspenses that keep you guessing' Observer'John Banville is one of the best novelists in English, and an expert ventriloquist, among other things ... Mrs Osmond is both a remarkable novel in its own right and a superb pastiche' Guardian 'John Banville is simply the finest writer at work today, a prolific prose stylist whose work has only deepened in quality throughout his career' John Boyne
Summary
A continuation of the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James' The Portrait of a Lady, finds her receiving an unexpected inheritance and married to a cruel man before finding the courage to return to her home in Italy at the side of an unexpected companion
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10600590
Cataloging source
DLC
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Banville, John
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1843-1916
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James, Henry
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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Mrs Osmond
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:d7d49398-7e03-4070-871b-0800c72823a8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241977125
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Mrs Osmond
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d7d49398-7e03-4070-871b-0800c72823a8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241977125
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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