The Resource The lawgiver, Herman Wouk

The lawgiver, Herman Wouk

Label
The lawgiver
Title
The lawgiver
Statement of responsibility
Herman Wouk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For more than fifty years, legendary author Herman Wouk has dreamed of writing a novel about the life of Moses. Finally, at age ninety-seven, he has found an ingeniously witty way to tell the tale in The Lawgiver, a romantic and suspenseful epistolary novel about a group of people trying to make a movie about Moses in the present day. The story emerges from letters, memos, e-mails, journals, news articles, recorded talk, Skype transcripts, and text messages. At the center of The Lawgiver is Margo Solovei, a brilliant young writer-director who has rejected her rabbinical fathers strict Jewish upbringing to pursue a career in the arts. When an Australian multibillionaire promises to finance a movie about Moses if the script meets certain standards, Margo does everything she can to land the job, including a reunion with her estranged first love, an influential lawyer with whom she still has unfinished business. Two other key characters in the novel are Herman Wouk himself and his wife of more than sixty years, Betty Sarah, who, almost against their will, find themselves entangled in the Moses movie when the Australian billionaire insists on Wouks stamp of approval. As Wouk and his characters contend with Moses and marriage, and the force of tradition, rebellion, and reunion, The Lawgiver reflects the wisdom of a lifetime. Inspired by the great nineteenth-century novelists, one of Americas most beloved twentieth-century authors has now written a remarkable twenty-first-century work of fiction
Summary
A tale told through correspondences, articles and text messages that trace the efforts of a group of movie makers, including a brilliant young writer-director who has rejected her rabbinical father's strict upbringing, to create a movie about the life of Moses.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10145270
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1915-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wouk, Herman
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moses
  • Wouk, Herman
  • Fiction
  • Motion pictures
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The lawgiver, Herman Wouk
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
303 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611736496
Isbn Type
(library binding : lg. pring)
Lccn
2012041312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)815380647
  • ocn815380647
  • OCoLC
Label
The lawgiver, Herman Wouk
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
303 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611736496
Isbn Type
(library binding : lg. pring)
Lccn
2012041312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)815380647
  • ocn815380647
  • OCoLC

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