Coverart for item
The Resource The blind astronomer's daughter : a novel, John Pipkin

The blind astronomer's daughter : a novel, John Pipkin

Label
The blind astronomer's daughter : a novel
Title
The blind astronomer's daughter
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Pipkin
Title variation
blind astronomers daughter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In late-eighteenth-century Ireland, accidental stargazer Caroline Ainsworth learns that her life is not what it seems when her father, Arthur, throws himself from his rooftop observatory. Caroline had often assisted her father with his observations, in pursuit of an unknown planet; when astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus, Caroline could only watch helplessly as unremitting jealousy drove Arthur to madness. Now, gone blind from staring at the sun, he has chosen death over a darkened life. Grief-stricken, Caroline abandons the vain search, leaves Ireland for London, and tries to forget her love for Finnegan O'Siodha, the tinkering blacksmith who was helping her father build a telescope larger than his rival's. But her father has left her more than the wreck of that unfinished instrument: his cryptic atlas holds the secret to finding a new world at the edge of the sky. As Caroline reluctantly resumes her father's work and confronts her own longings, Ireland is swept into rebellion, and Caroline and Finnegan are plunged into its violence
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528897
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pipkin, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herschel, William
  • Herschel, William
  • Women astronomers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Women astronomers
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
The blind astronomer's daughter : a novel, John Pipkin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
1665682
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9781632861870
Lccn
2015047006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632861870
  • (OCoLC)933590396
Label
The blind astronomer's daughter : a novel, John Pipkin
Publication
Copyright
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
1665682
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9781632861870
Lccn
2015047006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632861870
  • (OCoLC)933590396

Library Locations

    • Southeast BranchBorrow it
      5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd., Austin, TX, 78744, US
      30.1876256 -97.7419319
    • Yarborough BranchBorrow it
      2200 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX, 78756, US
      30.3234684 -97.74072129999999
Processing Feedback ...