The Resource House of names : a novel, Colm Toibin

House of names : a novel, Colm Toibin

Label
House of names : a novel
Title
House of names
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colm Toibin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Colm Toibin brings a modern sensibility and language to an ancient classic, and gives this extraordinary character new life, so that listeners 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
Audio
Award
Audies: Literary Fiction, 2018.
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10564451
Cataloging source
TOH
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1955-
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Tóibín, Colm
Dewey number
823/.914
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Juliet Stevenson, Charlie Anson, Pippa Nixon
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1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stevenson, Juliet
  • Anson, Charlie
  • Nixon, Pippa
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clytemnestra
  • Orestes
  • Electra
  • Revenge
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
House of names : a novel, Colm Toibin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Title from web page
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn980938606
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508227908
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
11675055
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)980938606
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
House of names : a novel, Colm Toibin
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Title from web page
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn980938606
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508227908
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
11675055
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)980938606
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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