The Resource The innocents, (ebook)

The innocents, (ebook)

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The innocents
Title
The innocents
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Language
eng
Summary
Margery Sharp's most poignant novel, set during World War II and filled with her trademark wit and warmth, tells the story of the powerful bond forged between a British spinster and the unusual little girl left in her care As the threat of war looms, Cecilia and Rab Guthrie leave their young daughter, Antoinette, with a spinster friend in East Anglia, England, so they can enjoy a holiday on the continent. Three-year-old Antoinette doesn't speak, is inordinately clumsy, and must always be spoken to in quiet tones or else she becomes frightened. Then the outbreak of World War II forces Antoinette's parents to return to America without their daughter. As the years pass, a relationship grows between the unmarried, childless woman and her innocent charge. Slowly Antoinette begins to change, becoming less frightened and delighting in objects and words, as does her foster mother. But when the war is over, Cecilia comes to collect her daughter-and take her away from the only person who has every really understood her. An insightful, unsentimental novel about the challenges of raising a mentally challenged child in 1940s England, The Innocents sweeps readers along to its shocking conclusion
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1905-1991
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Sharp, Margery
Dewey number
823/.9/12
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Foster home care
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adult
Label
The innocents, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504034319
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11583185
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remote
Stock number
11583185
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MWT11583185
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The innocents, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504034319
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11583185
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11583185
System control number
MWT11583185
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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