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The Resource No man's land : a novel, Simon Tolkien

No man's land : a novel, Simon Tolkien

Label
No man's land : a novel
Title
No man's land
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Simon Tolkien
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Inspired by the real-life experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I, Simon Tolkien delivers a perfectly rendered novel rife with class tension, period detail, and stirring action, ranging from the sharply divided society of northern England to the trenches of the Somme. Adam Raine is a boy cursed by misfortune. His impoverished childhood in turn-of-the-century London comes to a sudden and tragic end when his mother is killed in a workers' protest march. His father, Daniel, is barely able to cope with the loss. But a job offer in the coal mining town of Scarsdale presents one last chance, so father and son head north. The relocation is hard on Adam: the local boys prove difficult to befriend, and he never quite fits in. Meanwhile tensions between the miners and their employer, Sir John Scarsdale, escalate, and finally explode with terrible consequences. In the aftermath, Adam's fate shifts once again, and he finds himself drawn into the opulent Scarsdale family home where he makes an enemy of Sir John's son, Brice, who subjects Adam to a succession of petty cruelties for daring to step above his station. However, Adam finds consolation in the company of Miriam, the local parson's beautiful daughter with whom he falls in love. When they become engaged and Adam wins a scholarship to Oxford, he starts to feel that his life is finally coming together--until the outbreak of war threatens to tear everything apart. From the slums of London to the riches of an Edwardian country house; from the hot, dark seams of a Yorkshire coal mine to the exposed terrors of the trenches in France; Adam's journey from boy to man is set against the backdrop of a society violently entering the modern world"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tolkien, Simon
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6120.O44
LC item number
N6 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • England
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Social mobility
  • Social status
  • World War (1914-1918)
Label
No man's land : a novel, Simon Tolkien
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
ocn949869289
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
578 pages
Isbn
9780385541978
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016038311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)949869289
Label
No man's land : a novel, Simon Tolkien
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
ocn949869289
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
578 pages
Isbn
9780385541978
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016038311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)949869289

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