The Resource Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood

Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood

Label
Alias Grace
Title
Alias Grace
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 'Alias, Grace, ' bestselling author Margaret Atwood has written her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since 'The Handmaid's Tale.' She takes us back in time and into the life 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, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace 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 while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Is Grace a female fiend? A bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she the 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
QT4
Citation location within source
2010
Citation source
Fiction Catalog
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marks, Grace
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Women murderers
  • Murder
  • Marks, Grace
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Women murderers
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood
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
ocn558610995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9780385490443
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
96021689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)558610995
Label
Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood
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
ocn558610995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9780385490443
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
96021689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)558610995

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