The Resource Amherst, William Nicholson

Amherst, William Nicholson

Label
Amherst
Title
Amherst
Statement of responsibility
William Nicholson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alice Dickinson is a young advertising executive who works in London and dreams of becoming a screenwriter. She decides to take some time off work to research her idea for a screenplay: the true story of a scandalous adulterous love affair that took place in Amherst, Massachusetts, in the 1880s. The lovers were a young faculty wife at Amherst College, Mabel Loomis Todd, and the college's treasurer, Austin Dickinson. Austin, twenty-four years Mabel's senior and married, was the brother of the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson and their trysts took place in Emily's house (with her consent). Alice travels to Amherst, staying in the house of a friend of a friend, Nick Crocker, a married English academic in his fifties. As Alice researches the affair between Austin and Mabel, and puzzles out Emily Dickinson's role, she embarks on an affair with Nick, an affair that, of course, they both know echoes the affair that she's writing about in her screenplay. Interspersed with Alice's own complicated love story is the story she is telling of Austin and Mabel, historically accurate, and meticulously recreated from their voluminous letters and diaries. Using the poems of Emily Dickinson throughout, Amherst is an exploration of the nature of passionate love, its delusions, and its glories
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Title
Amherst
Creator
Summary
"From an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, a novel of two love affairs set in Amherst and presided over by Emily Dickinson"--Provided by publisher
Subject
Genre
Story line
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10395831
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6064.I235
LC item number
A83 2015b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
Target audience
adult
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William Nicholson
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Reckless
Label
Amherst, William Nicholson
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-380)
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  • THORN-THO
  • THORN-THO
  • LNCLN-DAL
  • LNCLN-DAL
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
20417546
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
383 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410481665
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015014363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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20417546
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn907132816
  • (OCoLC)907132816

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