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The Resource The horses, William Lane

The horses, William Lane

Label
The horses
Title
The horses
Statement of responsibility
William Lane
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the outskirts of Sydney, a boys' boarding school prides itself on the horses it keeps. David, a gifted working class student, receives a scholarship to attend. At the same time Gregory, a new master, is appointed. Both soon learn, from their different perspectives, that what is said bears little relation to what is done. The school isolates itself from the outside world and over the course of several months of rain, the atmosphere inside the school becomes increasingly lawless and violent. School buildings slip away in floods. Underlying differences between various parties in the school turn into open conflicts, and the school community begins breaking up. These tensions are focussed in the conflict between two masters, Val and Mr C. These two men loathe one another, and both recruit boys in the war of ideas they are waging. The Horses seems unique in Australian literature, exploring with great subtlety the complex way in which class can perpetuate itself through the education of its children. Reminiscent of J. G. Ballard's High Rise, set in an apartment complex designed to isolate its residents from the outside world, and Patrick White?s writing in its satirical impulse leavened by compassion for the individual, Lane?s new novel is never anything less than startlingly fresh and original
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Lane, William
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boarding school students
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Dissenters
  • Horses
  • Horsemanship
  • Boarding schools
  • Teachers
  • Teenage boys
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The horses, William Lane
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
000054815919
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781921924859
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905525134
Label
The horses, William Lane
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
000054815919
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781921924859
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905525134

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