The Resource A long petal of the sea : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson

A long petal of the sea : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson

Label
A long petal of the sea : a novel
Title
A long petal of the sea
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life irreversibly intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them wants, and together are sponsored by poet Pablo Neruda to embark on the SS Winnipeg along with 2,200 other refugees in search of a new life. As unlikely partners, they embrace exile and emigrate to Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in World War. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning. Over the course of their lives, they will face test after test. But they will also find joy as they wait patiently for a day when they are exiles no more, and will find friends in the most unlikely of places. Through it all, it is that hope of being reunited with their home that keeps them going. And in the end, they will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along."--Provided by publisher
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Summary
Sponsored by the poet Pablo Neruda to flee the violence of the Spanish Civil War, a pregnant widow and an army doctor unite in an arranged marriage, only to be swept up by the early days of World War II
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10831652
Cataloging source
TP7
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allende, Isabel
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Caistor, Nick
  • Hopkinson, Amanda
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Survival
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Label
A long petal of the sea : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9781984820150
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2019037428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1135063902
Label
A long petal of the sea : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9781984820150
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2019037428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1135063902

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