Coverart for item
The Resource Wanting, Richard Flanagan, (overdrive ebook)

Wanting, Richard Flanagan, (overdrive ebook)

Label
Wanting
Title
Wanting
Statement of responsibility
Richard Flanagan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1841, Sir John Franklin and his wife, Lady Jane, move to the remote penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, now Tasmania. There Lady Jane falls in love with a lively aboriginal girl, Mathinna, whom she adopts and makes the subject of a grand experiment in civilization--one that will determine whether science, Christianity, and reason can be imposed in the place of savagery, impulse, and desire. A quarter of a century passes. Sir John Franklin disappears in the Arctic 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. As Franklin's story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his own life, Dickens finds a young actress thawing his heart
Summary
Assuming the governorship of the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, Sir John Franklin and his wife adopt a young Aboriginal girl, Mathinna, and ten years later after Franklin and his crew disappear in the Arctic, Charles Dickens takes an interest in the story, which has a profound affect on this 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
TEFOD
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Wanting, Richard Flanagan, (overdrive ebook)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn881684185
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802199973
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
904a0e69-3afd-40a0-991c-e2d4096aadfb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881684185
Label
Wanting, Richard Flanagan, (overdrive ebook)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn881684185
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802199973
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
904a0e69-3afd-40a0-991c-e2d4096aadfb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881684185

Library Locations

  • Delaware Main LibraryBorrow it
    84 East Winter Street, Delaware, OH, 43015
    40.299672 -83.064923
  • Orange BranchBorrow it
    7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware, OH, 43015
    40.190037 -83.027387
  • Ostrander BranchBorrow it
    75 North Fourth Street, Ostrander, OH, 43061
    40.267330 -83.216989
  • Powell BranchBorrow it
    460 South Liberty Street, Powell, OH, 43065
    40.149379 -83.073659
Processing Feedback ...