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The Resource A thousand acres, Jane Smiley

A thousand acres, Jane Smiley

Label
A thousand acres
Title
A thousand acres
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Title variation
1000 acres
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. An ambitious reimagining of Shakespeare' s King Lear cast upon a typical American community in the late twentieth century, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride, and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity
Summary
Larry Cook, an Iowan farmer who has worked a thousand acre plot owned by his family for generations, abruptly decides to leave his farm to his three daughters and retire. His two eldest daughters are pleased with the decision but his youngest daughter has been cut out by her father and is angry. As the daughters' activity on the land progresses, they notice a change in their father. Events begin to unfold that will threaten and destroy the family and their farm
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 1991.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1992.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1993.
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056352
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smiley, Jane
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M39
LC item number
T47 1992
Literary form
fiction
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
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True
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  • Large type books
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Parent and adult child
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Aging parents
  • Family farms
  • Farm life
  • Sisters
  • Iowa
Target audience
adult
Label
A thousand acres, Jane Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Thorndike large print"--P. [4] of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19963421
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
621 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781560543619
Isbn Type
(alk. paper : lg. print)
Lccn
92000052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 92000052
  • (Sirsi) a4164
Label
A thousand acres, Jane Smiley
Publication
Note
"Thorndike large print"--P. [4] of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19963421
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
621 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781560543619
Isbn Type
(alk. paper : lg. print)
Lccn
92000052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 92000052
  • (Sirsi) a4164

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