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The Resource Sarum : the novel of England/, Edward Rutherford

Sarum : the novel of England/, Edward Rutherford

Label
Sarum : the novel of England/
Title
Sarum
Title remainder
the novel of England/
Statement of responsibility
Edward Rutherford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This sprawling novel follows the fortunes and losses of five families from the Stone Age through the present time. Each of the families can be identified through genetic characteristics handed down through the ages, not simply physical characteristics, but attitudes and morals, too. There is plenty of action to keep readers motivated to finish the book. Rutherford has a style and energy all his own that should appeal to young readers of historical fiction. This book will be a hit with young adults who have the time and attention for longer works. A first novel, Rutherfurd's sweeping saga of the area surrounding Stonehenge and Salisbury, England, covers 10,000 years and includes many generations of five families. Each family has one or more characteristic types who appear in successive centuries: the round-headed balding man who is good with his hands; the blue-eyed blonde woman who insists on having her independence; the dark, narrow-faced fisher of river waters and secrets. Their fortunes rise and fall both economically and politically, but the land triumphs over the passage of time and the ravages of humans. Rutherfurd has told the story of the land he was born in and has told it well. The verbosity of a Michener is missing, but all the other elements are present, from geology and archaeology to a rich story of human life
Summary
The town of Salisbury, England, reveals five families residing in its environs who have lived there from the last Ice Age to the present
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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Character
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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the novel of England
Label
Sarum : the novel of England/, Edward Rutherford
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Old Sarum -- New Sarum -- A journey fromn Sarum -- The Henge II -- The Encampment -- The Spire
Control code
19600115
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 897 pages, [5] pages of plates
Isbn
9780517563380
Other physical details
genealogical table, maps
Label
Sarum : the novel of England/, Edward Rutherford
Publication
Contents
Old Sarum -- New Sarum -- A journey fromn Sarum -- The Henge II -- The Encampment -- The Spire
Control code
19600115
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 897 pages, [5] pages of plates
Isbn
9780517563380
Other physical details
genealogical table, maps

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      39.03273 -87.164954

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