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The Resource Houses of stone, Barbara Michaels

Houses of stone, Barbara Michaels

Label
Houses of stone
Title
Houses of stone
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Michaels
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When young professor of English Karen Holloway happens on a privately printed volume of verse dating from the early nineteenth century, it's all in a day's work. But when a battered manuscript bearing the same mysterious attribution, "Ismene, " turns up, Karen realizes that it is an important discovery that could be the making of her academic career. Karen immerses herself in a headlong search for the true identity of the unknown author, tracking the provenance of the manuscript to Virginia's historic Tidewater region. She is not alone in her quest; academic rivals shadow her steps, trying to gain possession of the valuable manuscript, and the locals are more inquisitive about her activities than seems natural. Fortunately, Karen has the help of her eccentric and able mentor, Peggy, whose historical expertise proves to be invaluable. And, as she painstakingly deciphers the crabbed, charred pages, she begins to wonder whether she has the assistance of Ismene herself. Is the tale of Gothic horror that Ismene tells not a novel but a memoir, the very possession of which may jeopardize Karen's life?
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Michaels, Barbara
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.E747
LC item number
H68 1993
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women college teachers
  • Rare books
  • Tidewater (Va. : Region)
Target audience
adult
Label
Houses of stone, Barbara Michaels
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780425143063
Lccn
93027926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28423974
  • (OCoLC)28423974
Label
Houses of stone, Barbara Michaels
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780425143063
Lccn
93027926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28423974
  • (OCoLC)28423974

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