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The Resource Wanting, Richard Flanagan

Wanting, Richard Flanagan

Label
Wanting
Title
Wanting
Statement of responsibility
Richard Flanagan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • It is 1841. In the remote penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, a barefoot aboriginal girl sits for a portrait in a red silk dress. She is Mathinna, the adopted daughter of the island's governor, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, and the subject of a grand experiment in civilization one that will determine whether science, Christianity, and reason can be imposed on savagery, impulse, and desire
  • Years later, somewhere in the Arctic, Sir John Franklin has disappeared with his crew and two ships on an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. England is horrified by reports of cannibalism filtering back from search parties, no one more so than the most celebrated novelist of the day, Charles Dickens, for whom Franklin's story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his own life
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
  • Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Fiction Book Award, 2009.
  • Tasmanian Book Prize, 2011.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction category, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
302488
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flanagan, Richard
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, John
  • Franklin, Jane
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
  • Indigenous women
  • Tasmania
Label
Wanting, Richard Flanagan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Australia in 2008 by Knopf
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780802119001
Isbn Type
(hd.cov. )
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1/486635
  • OCoLC
Label
Wanting, Richard Flanagan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Australia in 2008 by Knopf
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780802119001
Isbn Type
(hd.cov. )
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1/486635
  • OCoLC

Library Locations

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