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The Resource Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood

Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood

Label
Alias Grace
Title
Alias Grace
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the astonishing new novel by the author of the bestsellers The Robber Bride, Cat's Eye, and The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood takes us back in time and into the life and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, the wealthy Thomas Kinnear, and of Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence after a stint in Toronto's lunatic asylum, Grace herself claims to have no memory of the murders. Dr. Simon Jordan, an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness, is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story, from her family's difficult passage out of Ireland into Canada, to her time as a maid in Thomas Kinnear's household. As he brings Grace closer and closer to the day she cannot remember, he hears of the turbulent relationship between Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery, and of the alarming behavior of Grace's fellow servant, James McDermott. Jordan is drawn to Grace, but he is also baffled by her. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Is Grace a female fiend, a bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she a victim of circumstances?
Summary
Takes readers into the life and mind of Grace Marks, one of the most notorious women of the 1840s, who is serving a life sentence for murders she claims she cannot remember
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1998.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1996.
  • Giller Prize, 1996.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1996.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1997
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
013455
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
A79 1996
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marks, Grace
  • Murder
  • Women murderers
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Historical fiction
  • Biographical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9780385475716
Lccn
96021689 //r96
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 96021689 //r96
  • 91559
Label
Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9780385475716
Lccn
96021689 //r96
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 96021689 //r96
  • 91559

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