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A thousand acres : a novel / Jane Smiley ; with an introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett.

Smiley, Jane, (author.). Hughes-Hallett, Lucy, (writer of introduction.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Series Information

Everyman's library ; 382
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield FIC Smiley (Text) 31208913224319 new fiction On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101907962
  • ISBN: 9781841593821
  • Physical Description: xxxi, 409 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Everyman's Library/Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and chronology.
Summary, etc.:
"The only hardcover edition of Jane Smiley's most famous novel--King Lear on an Iowa farm--which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. With a new introduction. This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm among his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will, which sets in motion a chain of events that brings dark truths to light. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres spins the most fundamental themes of truth, justice, love, and pride into a universally acclaimed masterpiece"-- Provided by publisher.
Awards Note:
National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, 1991.
Subject: Inheritance and succession > Fiction.
Parent and adult child > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Aging parents > Fiction.
Family farms > Fiction.
Farm life > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Iowa > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Family Life.

Series Information

Everyman's library ; 382

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