The Resource Mrs. Osmond, John Banville

Mrs. Osmond, John Banville

Label
Mrs. Osmond
Title
Mrs. Osmond
Statement of responsibility
John Banville
Creator
Contributor
Author
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 humour. And when Isabel arrives in Italy -- along with someone else! -- the novel takes off in directions that James himself would be thrilled to follow"--
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10600590
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Banville, John
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1843-1916
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James, Henry
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Married people
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Young women
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Married women
  • Archer, Isabel (Fictitious character)
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Mrs. Osmond, John Banville
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
Control code
000060943488
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780241260180
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987431056
Label
Mrs. Osmond, John Banville
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060943488
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780241260180
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987431056

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