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The Resource Anglo-Saxon attitudes, Angus Wilson ; introduction by Jane Smiley., (electronic resource) | (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Anglo-Saxon attitudes, Angus Wilson ; introduction by Jane Smiley., (electronic resource) | (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Label
Anglo-Saxon attitudes
Title
Anglo-Saxon attitudes
Statement of responsibility
Angus Wilson ; introduction by Jane Smiley.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gerald Middleton is a sixty-year-old self-proclaimed failure. Worse than that, he's "a failure with a conscience." As a young man, he was involved in an archaeological dig that turned up an obscene idol in the coffin of a seventh-century bishop and scandalized a generation. The discovery was in fact the most outrageous archaeological hoax of the century, and Gerald has long known who was responsible and why. But to reveal the truth is to risk destroying the world of cozy compromises that, personally as well as professionally, he has long made his own. One of England's first openly gay novelists, Angus Wilson was a dirty realist who relished the sleaze and scuffle of daily life. Slashingly satirical, virtuosically plotted, and displaying Dickensian humor and nerve, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes features a vivid cast of characters that includes scheming academics and fading actresses, big businessmen toggling between mistresses and wives, media celebrities, hustlers, transvestites, blackmailers, toadies, and even one holy fool. Everyone, it seems, is either in cahoots or in the dark, even as comically intrepid Gerald Middleton struggles to maintain some dignity while digging up a history of lies
Member of
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-1991
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Angus
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • 823/.914
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Forgery of antiquities
  • Parent and adult child
  • Failure (Psychology)
  • Fathers and sons
  • Middle-aged men
  • Archaeologists
  • Mistresses
  • Archaeologists
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Failure (Psychology)
  • Fathers and sons
  • Forgery of antiquities
  • Middle-aged men
  • Mistresses
  • Parent and adult child
  • England
  • England
Label
Anglo-Saxon attitudes, Angus Wilson ; introduction by Jane Smiley., (electronic resource) | (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1956
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 346 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590177846
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0013743414
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864433593
Label
Anglo-Saxon attitudes, Angus Wilson ; introduction by Jane Smiley., (electronic resource) | (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1956
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 346 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590177846
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0013743414
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864433593

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