The Resource Amherst : a novel, William Nicholson

Amherst : a novel, William Nicholson

Label
Amherst : a novel
Title
Amherst
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
William Nicholson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alice Dickinson, a young advertising executive in London, decides to take time off work to research her idea for a screenplay: the true story of the scandalous, adulterous love affair that took place between a young, Amherst college faculty wife, Mabel Loomis Todd, and the college's treasurer, Austin Dickinson, in the 1880s. Austin, twenty-four years Mabel's senior and married, was the brother of the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson, whose house provided the setting for Austin and Mabel's trysts. Alice travels to Amherst, staying in the house of Nick Crocker, a married English academic in his fifties. As Alice researches Austin and Mabel's story and Emily's role in their affair, she embarks on her own affair with Nick, an affair that, of course, they both know echoes the affair that she's writing about in her screenplay. Interspersed with Alice's complicated love story is the story of Austin and Mabel, historically accurate and meticulously recreated from their voluminous letters and diaries. Using the poems of Emily Dickinson throughout, Amherst is an exploration of the nature of passionate love, its delusions, and its glories
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Title
Amherst
Creator
Summary
"From an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, a novel of two love affairs set in Amherst and presided over by Emily Dickinson"--Provided by publisher
Subject
Genre
Story line
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10395831
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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Target audience
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William Nicholson
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Amherst : a novel, William Nicholson
Label
Amherst : a novel, William Nicholson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-380)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
383 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410481665
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2015014363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907132816

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