The Resource House of names : a novel, Colm Tóibín

House of names : a novel, Colm Tóibín

Label
House of names : a novel
Title
House of names
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colm Tóibín
Creator
Contributor
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the thrilling imagination of bestselling, award-winning Colm Tóibín comes a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra--spectacularly audacious, violent, vengeful, lustful, and instantly compelling--and her children. In House of Names, Colm Tóibín brings a modern sensibility and language to an ancient classic, and gives this extraordinary character new life, so that we not only believe Clytemnestra's thirst for revenge, but applaud it. He brilliantly inhabits the mind of one of Greek myth's most powerful villains to reveal the love, lust, and pain she feels. Told in fours parts, this is a fiercely dramatic portrait of a murderess, who will herself be murdered by her own son, Orestes. It is Orestes' story, too: his capture by the forces of his mother's lover Aegisthus, his escape and his exile. And it is the story of the vengeful Electra, who watches over her mother and Aegisthus with cold anger and slow calculation, until, on the return of her brother, she has the fates of both of them in her hands
Summary
A retelling of the Greek myth Agememnon, in which Clytemnestra and her children become involved in revenge schemes because of Agamemnon's actions.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
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10562273
Cataloging source
TXN
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1955-
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Tóibín, Colm
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Aeschylus
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True
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  • Adultery
  • Betrayal
  • Murder
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mythology, Greek
Target audience
adult
Label
House of names : a novel, Colm Tóibín
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
ocn984127932
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501140211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)984127932
Label
House of names : a novel, Colm Tóibín
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
ocn984127932
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501140211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)984127932

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