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The Resource A view of the harbour, Elizabeth Taylor ; introduction by Roxana Robinson

A view of the harbour, Elizabeth Taylor ; introduction by Roxana Robinson

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A view of the harbour
Title
A view of the harbour
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Taylor ; introduction by Roxana Robinson
Title variation
View of the harbor
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Are we to go on until we are old, with just these odd moments here and there and danger always so narrowly evaded? Love draining away our vitality, our hold on life, never adding anything to us." Blindness and betrayal are Elizabeth Taylor's great subjects, and in A View of the Harbour she turns her unsparing gaze on the emotional and sexual politics of a seedy seaside town that's been left behind by modernity. Tory, recently divorced, is having an affair with her neighbor Robert, a doctor, whose wife, Beth, is Tory's best friend. Beth notices nothing--an author of melodramatic novels, she is too busy with them to mind her house or its inhabitants--but her daughter Prudence knows what is up and is appalled. Gossip spreads in the little community, and Taylor's view widens to take in a range of characters from senile, snoopy Mrs. Bracey; to a young, widowed proprietor of the local waxworks, Lily Wilson; to the would-be artist Bertram. Taylor's novel is a beautifully observed and written examination of the fictions around which we construct our lives and manage our losses"--
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1912-1975
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Taylor, Elizabeth
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6039.A928
LC item number
V54 2015
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
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  • Community life
  • Adultery
  • England
Label
A view of the harbour, Elizabeth Taylor ; introduction by Roxana Robinson
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892338793
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 312 pages
Isbn
9781590178485
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014038281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892338793
Label
A view of the harbour, Elizabeth Taylor ; introduction by Roxana Robinson
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
ocn892338793
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 312 pages
Isbn
9781590178485
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014038281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892338793

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