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The Resource Burial rites : a novel, Hannah Kent

Burial rites : a novel, Hannah Kent

Label
Burial rites : a novel
Title
Burial rites
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Kent
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by the true story of the last person to be executed in Iceland: a young woman accused of murder in 1829. Charged with the brutal murder of two men, Agnes Magnúsdóttir, has been removed to her homeland's farthest reaches, to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family on the farm avoids Agnes. Her arrival threatens the peaceful rhythm of their way of life, while her stoic approach to the daily chores is an unsettling contrast to the passion that, rumor has it, drove her to kill -- disturbing proof for them of the dangers that can lurk beneath a placid surface. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. As the winter months pass and Agnes's death looms closer, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational tale they've heard, but will their new knowledge be enough to save her?
Cataloging source
OMP
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1985-
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Kent, Hannah
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women murderers
  • Women death row inmates
  • Farm life
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Iceland
  • Meurtrières
  • Condamnées à mort
  • Vie à la ferme
  • Triangle (Relations humaines)
  • Farm life
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Women death row inmates
  • Women murderers
  • Iceland
Label
Burial rites : a novel, Hannah Kent
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
857596085
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
435 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316239806
Lccn
2013014305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)857596085
Label
Burial rites : a novel, Hannah Kent
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
857596085
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
435 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316239806
Lccn
2013014305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)857596085

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