First Edition (first printing). The second novel by the author of YEAR OF WONDERS, an imagined story about the father in Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Fine/Fine. Signed and dated 10 March 05 by Brooks on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the war, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. Riveting and elegant as it is meticulously researched, March is an extraordinary novel woven out of the lore of American history.
From Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, March, who has gone off to war, leaving his wife and daughters to make do in mean times. To evoke him, Brooks turned to the journals and letters of Bronson Alcott, Louisa May’s father—a friend and confidant of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. In her telling, March emerges as an idealistic chaplain in the little known backwaters of a war that will test his faith in himself and in the Union cause as he learns that his side, too, is capable of acts of barbarism and racism. As he recovers from a near mortal illness, he must reassemble his shattered mind and body and find a way to reconnect with a wife and daughters who have no idea of the ordeals he has been through.
Spanning the vibrant intellectual world of Concord and the sensuous antebellum South, March adds adult resonance to Alcott’s optimistic children’s tale to portray the moral complexity of war, and a marriage tested by the demands of extreme idealism—and by a dangerous and illicit attraction. A lushly written, wholly original tale steeped in the details of another time, March secures Geraldine Brooks’s place as an internationally renowned author of historical fiction.
From the Back Cover:
"A very great book... It breathes new life into the historical fiction genre [and] honors the best of the imagination."
"A beautifully wrought story about how war dashes ideals, unhinges moral certainties and drives a wedge of bitter experience and unspeakable memories between husband and wife."
—Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Inspired... A disturbing, supple, and deeply satisfying story, put together with craft and care and imagery worthy of a poet."
—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Louisa May Alcott would be well pleased."
Titre : March: A Novel
Éditeur : Viking
Date d'édition : 2005
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition.
Description du livre Viking Adult, 2005. État : Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP85960681
Description du livre Viking Adult, 2005. État : Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP2551835
Description du livre Viking Adult, 2005. État : Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP2426802
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Description du livre Viking Books 03/03/2005, 2005. État : used-good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. N° de réf. du libraire 9053-9780670033355
Description du livre Viking Adult. Hardcover. État : GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. N° de réf. du libraire 2759022027
Description du livre Viking Adult. Hardcover. État : GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. N° de réf. du libraire 2778547828
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Description du livre Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. État : Fair. N° de réf. du libraire G0670033359I5N00
Description du livre Viking Adult. Hardcover. État : Fair. N° de réf. du libraire G0670033359I5N00