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The Resource The dark flower

The dark flower

Label
The dark flower
Title
The dark flower
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Covering almost 30 years in the life and loves of Mark Lennan, The Dark Flower opens in 1880 with 18-year-old undergraduate Mark studying art at Oxford, and ends 30 years later with Mark ostensibly happily married, yet torn between his wife and a beautiful teenage girl--the last and most disturbing manifestation of the "dark flower" of passion. Within a dozen pages, Galsworthy establishes his mastery of compelling narrative and sketches an irresistible plot. Much of his achievement lies in the mixture of pathos and humor that he derives from characters little able to express their feelings. There is much else to admire, from Galsworthy's impressionistic descriptions and eye for detail to the subtle symmetry he creates between his characters, emphasizing the cyclical nature of the story. Published in 1913, the story also holds the fascination of a world about to be transformed by war--one in which a love letter could still be delivered by the hand of a discreet manservant, and the residents of Piccadilly kept their horses stabled close by so that they could gallop down to Richmond for fresh air
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1867-1933
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galsworthy, John
Dewey number
823.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ3.G139
  • PR6013.A5
LC item number
D
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Young men
  • Manners and customs
  • Young men
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
The dark flower
Instantiates
Publication
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
16783977
Extent
316 pages
Lccn
13021704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm00365621
  • (OCoLC)365621
Label
The dark flower
Publication
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
16783977
Extent
316 pages
Lccn
13021704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm00365621
  • (OCoLC)365621

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