The Resource Wanting, Richard Flanagan, (electronic resource)

Wanting, Richard Flanagan, (electronic resource)

Label
Wanting
Title
Wanting
Statement of responsibility
Richard Flanagan
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Internationally acclaimed and profoundly moving, Richard Flanagan's Wanting is a stunning tale of colonialism, ambition, and the lusts and longings that make us human. It links two icons of Western civilization through a legendarily disastrous arctic exploration, and one of the most infamous episodes in human history: the colonization of Tasmania. In 1841, Sir John Franklin and his wife, Lady Jane, move to the remote penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, now Tasmania. There Lady Jane falls in love with a lively aboriginal girl, Mathinna, whom she adopts and makes the subject of a grand experiment in civilization-one that will determine whether science, Christianity, and reason can be imposed in the place of savagery, impulse, and desire. A quarter of a century passes. Sir John Franklin disappears in the Arctic with his crew and two ships on an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. England is horrified by reports of cannibalism filtering back from search parties, no one more so than the most celebrated novelist of the day, Charles Dickens. As Franklin's story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his own life, Dickens finds a young actress thawing his heart
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Flanagan, Richard
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, John
  • Franklin, Jane
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
  • Indigenous women
  • Electronic books
  • Tasmania
Target audience
adult
Label
Wanting, Richard Flanagan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11783992
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11783992
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11783992
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11783992
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Wanting, Richard Flanagan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11783992
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11783992
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11783992
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11783992
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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