The Resource The Lady of Rhuddesmere., (electronic resource)

The Lady of Rhuddesmere., (electronic resource)

Label
The Lady of Rhuddesmere.
Title
The Lady of Rhuddesmere.
Statement of responsibility
Peter Dickinson
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Language
eng
Summary
In this powerful young adult historical fiction classic, a young man serving a sad and secretive lady in an isolated English manor makes a shocking discovery that could destroy those he loves Young Geraint does not know what to expect when he enters the remote, crumbling estate of Rhuddesmere. The unloved illegitimate son of the cold and scheming Baron of Wallestoke, Geraint has been sent to serve the beautiful, melancholy lady of the house and her brilliant, crippled son, and the warm welcome he receives surprises and pleases him greatly. But even as his affection grows for these strangers who have accepted him without question, the boy becomes ever more troubled with the passing of days. A suffocating atmosphere of tension and mystery surrounds this place and its mistress. When Geraint stumbles on the dark secret that the Lady of Rhuddesmere so carefully guards, he is forced to flee, setting in motion a series of devastating events that could have dire consequences for everyone who dwells within the castle walls. Nominated for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, Victoria Strauss's acclaimed debut novel bridges the gap between historical fiction for youth and adults with a chillingly provocative Gothic tale that sheds a stark, revealing light on human cruelty, ignorance, and intolerance
Summary
"An attempt to imagine for the British what Verwoerd-style apartheid would be like if applied here, and people of Celtic origin had green skins. P.P. Humayan, a naive Indian mathematical genius, is hired by UK racial police to do statistical analysis on likely increase of Green population. His hosts are murdered and he is kidnapped by and then becomes involved with a subversive Green movement." -- Author's website
Theme
Tone
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024218
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1927-
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Strauss, Victoria
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Manichaeism
  • Middle Ages
  • Manichaeism
  • Middle Ages
  • Heresy
Target audience
adult
Label
The Lady of Rhuddesmere., (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11547235
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497697584
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11547235
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Lady of Rhuddesmere., (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11547235
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497697584
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11547235
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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