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The Resource Under the wide and starry sky, Nancy Horan

Under the wide and starry sky, Nancy Horan

Label
Under the wide and starry sky
Title
Under the wide and starry sky
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Horan
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium, with her three children and nanny in tow, to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires. Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists' colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated "belle Americaine." Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer who longs to devote his life to writing, and who would eventually pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson's charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair, marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness, that spans the decades and the globe
Summary
Imagines the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson and American divorcée Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne, who after meeting in rural France take refuge from their unhappy lives and embark on two shared decades of international turbulence
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Character
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10218713
Cataloging source
JAI
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Horan, Nancy
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis
  • Stevenson, Fanny Van de Grift
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Remarriage
  • Authors' spouses
  • Women travelers
Target audience
adult
Label
Under the wide and starry sky, Nancy Horan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 715-717)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052585450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
721 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780307990938
Isbn Type
(large print paperback) :
System control number
(OCoLC)872941830
Label
Under the wide and starry sky, Nancy Horan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 715-717)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052585450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
721 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780307990938
Isbn Type
(large print paperback) :
System control number
(OCoLC)872941830

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