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Mrs. Osmond : a novel / John Banville.

Banville, John, (author.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at Sechelt/Gibsons. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Gibsons Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC BANV (Text) 30886001045620 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 02/07/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451493422
  • Physical Description: 369 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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 naïve 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 humor. And when Isabel arrives in Italy—along with someone else!—the novel takes off in directions that James himself would be thrilled to follow."--Provided by the publisher.
Subject: Archer, Isabel (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Young women > Fiction.
Americans > Italy > Fiction.
Inheritance and succession > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.

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