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The Resource The last days of Dogtown : a novel, Anita Diamant

The last days of Dogtown : a novel, Anita Diamant

Label
The last days of Dogtown : a novel
Title
The last days of Dogtown
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anita Diamant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set on Cape Ann in the early 1800s, [this book] is peopled by widows, orphans, spinsters, scoundrels, whores, free Africans, and "witches." ... Among the inhabitants of Dogtown are Black Ruth, an African woman who dresses as a man and works as a stone mason; Mrs. Stanley, an imperious madam whose grandson, Sammy, comes of age in her rural brothel; Oliver Younger, who survives a miserable childhood at the hands of a very strange aunt; and Cornelius Finson, a freed slave whose race denies him everything. At the center of it all is Judy Rhines, a fiercely independent soul, deeply lonely, who nonetheless builds a life for herself and inspires those around her to become more generous and tolerant themselves.-
Summary
Dogtown is populated by the castaways of society--prostitutes, widows, orphans and African Americans. Its people are reviled by the surrounding communities. Symbolizing Dogtown's fate are residents Cornelius Finson, a freed slave, and Judy Rhines, an unmarried white woman. Lovers for years, Cornelius and Judy are forced apart by intolerance, and their suffering mirrors the desperation of their entire community
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Dust jacket
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
135127
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.I227
LC item number
L37 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The last days of Dogtown : a novel, Anita Diamant
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
20910779
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780743225731
Lccn
2005045191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The last days of Dogtown : a novel, Anita Diamant
Link
Publication
Copyright
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
20910779
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780743225731
Lccn
2005045191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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