The Resource Valiant gentlemen, Sabina Murray, (ebook)

Valiant gentlemen, Sabina Murray, (ebook)

Label
Valiant gentlemen
Title
Valiant gentlemen
Statement of responsibility
Sabina Murray
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Following her New York Times Editor's Choice collection of short stories Tales of the New World, historical fiction master Sabina Murray returns with an epic and bold novel of friendship and betrayal set across four continents and a 40 year time-span. In prose that is darkly humorous and alive with detail, Valiant Gentlemen reimagines the lives and intimate friendships of humanitarian and Irish patriot Roger Casement; his closest friend, Herbert Ward; and Ward's extraordinary wife, the Argentinian-American heiress Sarita Sanford. Valiant Gentlemen takes the reader on an intimate journey, from Ward and Casement's misadventurous youth in the Congo - where, among other things, they bore witness to an Irish whiskey heir's taste for cannibalism - to Ward's marriage to Sarita and their flourishing family life in France, to Casement's covert homosexuality and enduring nomadic lifestyle floating between his work across the African continent and involvement in Irish politics. When World War I breaks out, Casement and Ward's longstanding political differences finally come to a head and when Ward and his teenage sons leave to fight on the frontlines for England, Casement begins to work alongside the Germans to help free Ireland from British rule. What results is tragic and riveting, as both men are forced to confront notions of love and betrayal in the face of the vastly different tracks their lives have taken. Reminiscent of the work of Peter Carey and Michael Ondaatje, Valiant Gentlemen is a uniquely human account of some of early 20th century's larger historical figures
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Murray, Sabina
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Casement, Roger
  • Ward, Herbert
  • Ward, Sarita
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Valiant gentlemen, Sabina Murray, (ebook)
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802189707
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12209742
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12209742
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MWT12209742
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Valiant gentlemen, Sabina Murray, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802189707
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12209742
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12209742
System control number
MWT12209742
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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