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The Resource The virgin suicides : a novel, Jeffrey Eugenides

The virgin suicides : a novel, Jeffrey Eugenides

Label
The virgin suicides : a novel
Title
The virgin suicides
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Eugenides
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The national bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Middlesex and The Marriage Plot First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters-beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys-commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family's fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life. For more than twenty years, Picador has been producing beautifully packaged literary fiction and nonfiction books from Manhattan's Flatiron Building. Our Twentieth Anniversary Modern Classics line pairs iconic books with a design that's both small enough to fit in your pocket and unique enough to stand out on your bookshelf."--
Summary
The narrator and his friends piece together the events that led up to suicides of the Lisbon girls, brainy Therese, fastidious Mary, ascetic Bonnie, libertine Lux, and saintly Cecilia
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1994.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
026419
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eugenides, Jeffrey
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Picador Modern Classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • Suburban life
  • Teenagers
  • Teenage girls
  • Sisters
  • Memory
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Sisters
  • Suburban life
  • Teenage girls
  • Teenagers
  • Teenagers
  • Michigan
Target audience
adult
Label
The virgin suicides : a novel, Jeffrey Eugenides
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
ocn911135123
Dimensions
15 cm.
Edition
First Picador Modern Classics edition. First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781250074812
Lccn
2015022405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911135123
Label
The virgin suicides : a novel, Jeffrey Eugenides
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
ocn911135123
Dimensions
15 cm.
Edition
First Picador Modern Classics edition. First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781250074812
Lccn
2015022405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911135123

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