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The Resource Afterimage : a novel, Helen Humphreys

Afterimage : a novel, Helen Humphreys

Label
Afterimage : a novel
Title
Afterimage
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Helen Humphreys
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Annie Phelan arrives at the Dashell farm to begin work as a maid, she finds her new mistress strapping turkey wings on a naked boy who is to play the Angel of Death. Annie knows one thing for sure - she's not at the prim Mrs. Gilbey's anymore." "England in 1865 is aswirl with change. This is the age of invention, the Crystal Palace, progress, and the colonies. At the farm, the master, Eldon, dreams of charting unknown territory and becoming a great cartographer, while the mistress, Isabel, struggles with a new technology - photography - to produce art. Physically distant from her husband, she struggles as well with the repressed sexuality of the Victorian age." "It is Annie, beautiful, suggestible, and sensitive, who proves to be Isabel's inspiration - and the Dashells' undoing. Through a series of portraits - Guinevere, Ophelia, Grace, the Madonna - Isabel transforms the maid into her confidante and muse. To Eldon, too frail to sustain the world explorations for which he longs, Annie becomes "Phelan," a crucial member of his imaginary Arctic expedition. Caught between the two, Annie nearly loses herself, until disaster reveals her power over the Dashells' work and hearts."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Humphreys, Helen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.H822
LC item number
A69 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women photographers
  • Photographers' models
  • Women household employees
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • England
Label
Afterimage : a novel, Helen Humphreys
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2000
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
45066265
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780805066661
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00046907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Afterimage : a novel, Helen Humphreys
Publication
Note
Originally published: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2000
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
45066265
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780805066661
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00046907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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