The Resource Pinkerton's sister, Peter Rushforth

Pinkerton's sister, Peter Rushforth

Label
Pinkerton's sister
Title
Pinkerton's sister
Statement of responsibility
Peter Rushforth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sprawling stream-of-conscious novel set primarily in the head of Alice Pinkerton at the dawn of the twentieth century. Alice isn't yet ready for the new age; she's a vestige of Victorian times, a "madwoman" living on the third floor (not in the attic, she insists) of her family's home. "No one was as close to her as words on a page," Alice muses, and indeed, she relates more to characters from the novels of George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, and Charles Reade than to the people who surround her, especially the thoroughly modern socialite Mrs. Albert Comstock, who represents everything Alice hates. Alice's doctor, who seeks to cure her of her "malady," proclaims, "Imagination is an impediment to progress." For Alice, there's no more chilling sentiment
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-2005
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rushforth, Peter
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.U76
LC item number
P56 2005
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Mental illness
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Pinkerton's sister, Peter Rushforth
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The madwoman in the attic -- The shape of the clouds -- The wicked shadows
Extent
1 online resource (729 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036818971
Label
Pinkerton's sister, Peter Rushforth
Link
Publication
Contents
The madwoman in the attic -- The shape of the clouds -- The wicked shadows
Extent
1 online resource (729 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036818971

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