The Resource The secret chord, Geraldine Brooks

The secret chord, Geraldine Brooks

Label
The secret chord
Title
The secret chord
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Brooks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Peeling away the myth to bring the Bible's King David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage. The Secret Chord provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of David's life while also focusing on others that have been neglected. We see David through the eyes of those who love him or fear him -- from the prophet Nathan, voice of his conscience, to his wives Mikal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and finally to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like old age
Member of
Summary
Based on the story of King David, traces his journey from an obscure shepherd to a hero and king before his fall
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435092
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Geraldine
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • David
  • Kings and rulers, Ancient
  • Shepherds
  • Prophets
  • Fathers and sons
  • Jews
  • FICTION / Historical
  • David
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret chord, Geraldine Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-522)
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
ocn912382125
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
527 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482952
Isbn Type
(Large Print Hardcover)
Lccn
2015032568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)912382125
Label
The secret chord, Geraldine Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-522)
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
ocn912382125
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
527 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482952
Isbn Type
(Large Print Hardcover)
Lccn
2015032568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)912382125

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