The Resource Dunbar, Edward St. Aubyn

Dunbar, Edward St. Aubyn

Label
Dunbar
Title
Dunbar
Statement of responsibility
Edward St. Aubyn
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global media corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage he hands over care of the corporation to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan, but as relations sour he starts to doubt the wisdom of past decisions. Now imprisoned in Meadowmeade, an upscale sanatorium in rural England, with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels. But who will find him first, his beloved youngest daughter, Florence, or the tigresses Abby and Megan, so keen to divest him of his estate? Edward St Aubyn is renowned for his masterwork, the five Melrose novels, which dissect with savage and beautiful precision the agonies of family life. His take on King Lear, Shakespeare's most devastating family story, is an excoriating novel for and of our times an examination of power, money and the value of forgiveness
Member of
Summary
A modern reimagining of Shakespeare's <i>King Lear</i> follows the experiences of a man who, in the wake of an orchestrated public mental breakdown, is sent to a Switzerland sanatorium by the daughters who would seize his fortune, a plot he resolves to foil with the assistance of a colorful sidekick
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10597530
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1960-
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St. Aubyn, Edward
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Hogarth Shakespeare
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  • Fathers and daughters
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Aging parents
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • Aging parents
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Inheritance and succession
Target audience
adult
Label
Dunbar, Edward St. Aubyn
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
ocn971509120
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781101904282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)971509120
Label
Dunbar, Edward St. Aubyn
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
ocn971509120
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781101904282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)971509120

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