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The Resource Under the volcano, Malcolm Lowry ; with an introduction by Michael Schmidt

Under the volcano, Malcolm Lowry ; with an introduction by Michael Schmidt

Label
Under the volcano
Title
Under the volcano
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Lowry ; with an introduction by Michael Schmidt
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Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico. Here the consul's debilitating malaise is drinking, and activity that has overshadowed his life. Under the Volcano is set during the most fateful day of the consul's life--the Day of the Dead, 1938. His wife, Yvonne, arrives in Quauhnahuac to rescue him and their failing marriage, inspired by a vision of life together away from Mexico and the circumstances that have driven their relationship to the brink of collapse. Yvonne's mission is to save the consul is further complicated by the presence of Hugh, the consul's half-brother, and Jacques, a childhood friend. The events of this one day unfold against a backdrop unforgettable for its evocation of a Mexico at once magical and diabolical
Member of
Summary
In Mexico on the eve of World War II, an alcoholic British ex-diplomat attempts to reconnect with his estranged wife during the Day of the Dead fiesta.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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041662
Cataloging source
QMBC
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1909-1957
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Lowry, Malcolm
Dewey number
823.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Schmidt, Michael
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True
Series statement
Penguin modern classics
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  • Classical fiction
  • Festivals
  • Festivals
  • Alcoholism
  • Mexico
Target audience
adult
Label
Under the volcano, Malcolm Lowry ; with an introduction by Michael Schmidt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1947
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000021106415
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780141182254
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)222696734
Label
Under the volcano, Malcolm Lowry ; with an introduction by Michael Schmidt
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1947
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000021106415
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780141182254
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)222696734

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