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The Resource Heat and dust, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Heat and dust, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Label
Heat and dust
Title
Heat and dust
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in colonial India during the 1920s, Heat and Dust tells the story of Olivia, a beautiful woman suffocated by the propriety and social constraints of her position as the wife of an important English civil servant. Longing for passion and independence, Olivia is drawn into the spell of the Nawab, a minor Indian prince deeply involved in gang raids and criminal plots. She is intrigued by the Nawab's charm and aggressive courtship, and soon begins to spend most of her days in his company. But then she becomes pregnant, and unsure of the child's paternity, she is faced with a wrenching dilemma. Her reaction to the crisis humiliates her husband and outrages the British community, breeding a scandal that lives in collective memory long after her death.--fantasticfiction.co.uk
Summary
In a narrative intermingling past and present, a young English woman journeys to India to reconstruct the behavior of her grandfather's first wife, Olivia, who left husband and friends in 1923 out of love for an Indian prince
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booker Prize, 1975.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
036379
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British
  • Married women
  • India
  • India
  • British Occupation of India (1765-1947)
  • British
  • Kings and rulers
  • Married women
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
Heat and dust, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published by Murray; London, in 1975
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
ocm40862127
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Counterpoint pbk. ed.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781582430157
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
99020006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)40862127
Label
Heat and dust, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Publication
Note
Originally published by Murray; London, in 1975
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
ocm40862127
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Counterpoint pbk. ed.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781582430157
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
99020006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)40862127

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