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The Resource The ghost of the Mary Celeste, by Valerie Martin

The ghost of the Mary Celeste, by Valerie Martin

Label
The ghost of the Mary Celeste
Title
The ghost of the Mary Celeste
Statement of responsibility
by Valerie Martin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Summary
"A captivating, atmospheric return to historical fiction that is every bit as convincing and engrossing as Martin's landmark Mary Reilly. In 1872 the American merchant vessel Mary Celeste was discovered adrift off the coast of Spain. Her cargo was intactand there was no sign of struggle, but the crew was gone. They were never found. This maritime mystery lies at the center of an intricate narrative branching through the highest levels of late- nineteenth-century literary society. While on a voyage to Africa, a rather hard-up and unproven young writer named Arthur Conan Doyle hears of the Mary Celeste and decides to write an outlandish short story about what took place. This story causes quite a sensation back in the United States, particularly between sought-after Philadelphia spiritualist medium Violet Petra and a rational-minded journalist named Phoebe Grant, who is seeking to expose Petra as a fraud. Then there is the family of the Mary Celeste's captain, a family linked to the sea for generations and marked repeatedly by tragedy. Each member of this ensemble cast holds a critical piece to the puzzle of the Mary Celeste. These three elements--a ship found sailing without a crew, a famous writer on the verge of enormous success, and the rise of an unorthodox and heretical religious fervor--converge in unexpected ways, in diaries, in letters, in safe harbors and rough seas. In a haunted, death-obsessed age, a ghost ship appearing in the mist is by turns a provocative mystery, an inspiration to creativity, and a tragic story of the disappearance of a family and of a bond between husband and wife that, for one moment, transcends the impenetrable barrier of death. "--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10246759
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Valerie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A7295
LC item number
G48 2014b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ghost stories
Target audience
adult
Label
The ghost of the Mary Celeste, by Valerie Martin
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
ocn867283790
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
pages ; cm.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410468468
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013050963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)867283790
Label
The ghost of the Mary Celeste, by Valerie Martin
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
ocn867283790
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
pages ; cm.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410468468
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013050963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)867283790

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