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The Resource Bright and distant shores : a novel, Dominic Smith

Bright and distant shores : a novel, Dominic Smith

Label
Bright and distant shores : a novel
Title
Bright and distant shores
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dominic Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chicago, 1897. An obsessive collector and insurance magnate commissions the world's tallest building. Determined to compete with Marshall Field's recent donation of $1 million to found the Field Museum, the tycoon funds a private collecting voyage into the Pacific
Summary
When a late-19th-century Chicago insurance magnate sponsors a South Seas expedition to collect various Melanesian artifacts, his schemes ensnare two orphans including a recently engaged itinerant trader and a mission houseboy who longs to be reunited with his sister
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
393865
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Dominic
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.M5815
LC item number
B75 2011
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • South Pacific Ocean
  • Oceania
  • Illinois
  • Oceania
  • South Pacific Ocean
Target audience
adult
Label
Bright and distant shores : a novel, Dominic Smith
Link
http://www.mackin.com/BookPics/Book.aspx?isbn=9781439198865
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
Contents
"In the waning years of the nineteenth century there was a hunger for tribal artifacts, spawning collecting voyages from museums and collectors around the globe. In 1897, one such collector, a Chicago insurance magnate, sponsors an expedition into the South Seas to commemorate the completion of his company's new skyscraper -- the world's tallest building. The ship is to bring back an array of Melanesian weaponry and handicrafts, but also several natives related by blood. Caught up in the scheme are two orphans -- Owen Graves, an itinerant trader from Chicago's South Side who has recently proposed to the girl he must leave behind, and Argus Niu, a mission houseboy in the New Hebrides who longs to be reunited with his sister. At the cusp of the twentieth century, the expedition forces a collision course between the tribal and the civilized, between two young men plagued by their respective and haunting pasts." -- Inside cover
Control code
ocn687667677
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Washington Square Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9781439198865
Lccn
2011002995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)687667677
Label
Bright and distant shores : a novel, Dominic Smith
Link
http://www.mackin.com/BookPics/Book.aspx?isbn=9781439198865
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"In the waning years of the nineteenth century there was a hunger for tribal artifacts, spawning collecting voyages from museums and collectors around the globe. In 1897, one such collector, a Chicago insurance magnate, sponsors an expedition into the South Seas to commemorate the completion of his company's new skyscraper -- the world's tallest building. The ship is to bring back an array of Melanesian weaponry and handicrafts, but also several natives related by blood. Caught up in the scheme are two orphans -- Owen Graves, an itinerant trader from Chicago's South Side who has recently proposed to the girl he must leave behind, and Argus Niu, a mission houseboy in the New Hebrides who longs to be reunited with his sister. At the cusp of the twentieth century, the expedition forces a collision course between the tribal and the civilized, between two young men plagued by their respective and haunting pasts." -- Inside cover
Control code
ocn687667677
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Washington Square Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9781439198865
Lccn
2011002995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)687667677

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