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The Resource Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx

Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx

Label
Barkskins : a novel
Title
Barkskins
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Annie Proulx
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Barkskins opens in New France in the late 18th century as Rene Sel, an illiterate woodsman makes his way from Northern France to the homeland to seek a living. Bound to a "seigneur" for three years in exchange for land, he suffers extraordinary hardship and violence, always in awe of the forest he is charged with clearing. In the course of this epic novel, Proulx tells the stories of Rene's children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as the descendants of his friends and foes, as they travel back to Europe, to China, to New England, always in quest of a livelihood or fleeing stunningly brutal conditions--war, pestilence, Indian attacks, the revenge of rivals. Proulx's inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid--in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope--that we follow them with fierce attention. This is Proulx's most ambitious novel ever, and her master work"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.R697
LC item number
B37 2016
Literary form
fiction
Label
Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forêt, hache, famille : 1693-1716 -- " ... helplessly they stare at his tracks" : 1693-1727 -- All these woods once ours : 1724-1767 -- The severed snake : 1756-1766 -- In the lumber camps : 1754-1804 -- "Fortune's a right whore" : 1808-1826 -- Broken sticks : 1823-1840 -- Glory days : 1836-1870 -- The shadow in the cup : 1844-1960s -- Sliding into darkness : 1886-2013 -- Sel family tree -- Duke family tree
Control code
915943439
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 717 pages
Isbn
9780743288781
Lccn
2015030152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn915943439
  • (OCoLC)915943439
Label
Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forêt, hache, famille : 1693-1716 -- " ... helplessly they stare at his tracks" : 1693-1727 -- All these woods once ours : 1724-1767 -- The severed snake : 1756-1766 -- In the lumber camps : 1754-1804 -- "Fortune's a right whore" : 1808-1826 -- Broken sticks : 1823-1840 -- Glory days : 1836-1870 -- The shadow in the cup : 1844-1960s -- Sliding into darkness : 1886-2013 -- Sel family tree -- Duke family tree
Control code
915943439
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 717 pages
Isbn
9780743288781
Lccn
2015030152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn915943439
  • (OCoLC)915943439

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