skip to content
Foreigners : three English lives Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Foreigners : three English lives

Author: Caryl Phillips
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A powerful and affecting new book from Caryl Phillips: a hybrid of reportage, fiction, and historical fact that tells the stories of three black men whose lives speak resoundingly to the place and role of the foreigner in English society," "Francis Barber, "given" to the great eighteenth-century writer Samuel Johnson, more companion than servant, afforded an unusual depth of freedom that, after Johnson's death,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Frank Barber; Randolph Turpin; David Oluwale; Frank Barber; Randolph Turpin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caryl Phillips
ISBN: 9780436205972 0436205971
OCLC Number: 123797898
Description: 261 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Caryl Phillips.

Abstract:

Tells the stories of Francis Barber; Randolph Turpin; and David Oluwale. This book explores belonging, identity, and race.  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/123797898> # Foreigners : three English lives
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "123797898" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> ; # London
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1086509> ; # Race relations
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/866248853#Topic/blacks> ; # Blacks
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/833880> ; # Blacks
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/967712> ; # Immigrants
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009117251> ; # Blacks--Great Britain
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/866248853#Person/barber_frank_1745_1801> ; # Frank Barber
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/11835591> ; # David Oluwale
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/866248853#Topic/race_relations> ; # Race relations
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/78829243> ; # Frank Barber
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/866248853#Topic/immigrants> ; # Immigrants
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/941.00496/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85056682> ; # Immigrants--Great Britain
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919811> ; # Social conditions
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/866248853#Person/turpin_randolph> ; # Randolph Turpin
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> ; # Great Britain
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/11795067> ; # Randolph Turpin
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/866248853#Topic/social_conditions> ; # Social conditions
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/866248853#Place/great_britain> ; # Great Britain.
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/61589936> ; # Caryl Phillips
    schema:datePublished "2007" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/866248853> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Foreigners : three English lives"@en ;
    schema:productID "123797898" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/123797898#PublicationEvent/london_harvill_secker_2007> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/866248853#Agent/harvill_secker> ; # Harvill Secker
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/123797898#Review/-1952304333> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780436205972> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA730531> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/123797898> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> # London
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "London" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/866248853#Agent/harvill_secker> # Harvill Secker
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Harvill Secker" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/866248853#Person/barber_frank_1745_1801> # Frank Barber
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1745" ;
    schema:deathDate "1801" ;
    schema:familyName "Barber" ;
    schema:givenName "Frank" ;
    schema:name "Frank Barber" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/866248853#Person/turpin_randolph> # Randolph Turpin
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Turpin" ;
    schema:givenName "Randolph" ;
    schema:name "Randolph Turpin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/866248853#Place/great_britain> # Great Britain.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Great Britain." ;
    schema:name "Great Britain" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/866248853#Topic/social_conditions> # Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Social conditions"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009117251> # Blacks--Great Britain
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Blacks--Great Britain"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85056682> # Immigrants--Great Britain
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Immigrants--Great Britain"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1086509> # Race relations
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Race relations"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> # Great Britain
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Great Britain" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919811> # Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Social conditions"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/833880> # Blacks
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Blacks"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/967712> # Immigrants
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Immigrants"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/11795067> # Randolph Turpin
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Turpin" ;
    schema:givenName "Randolph" ;
    schema:name "Randolph Turpin" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/11835591> # David Oluwale
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Oluwale" ;
    schema:givenName "David" ;
    schema:name "David Oluwale" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/61589936> # Caryl Phillips
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Phillips" ;
    schema:givenName "Caryl" ;
    schema:name "Caryl Phillips" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/78829243> # Frank Barber
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1745" ;
    schema:deathDate "1801" ;
    schema:familyName "Barber" ;
    schema:givenName "Frank" ;
    schema:name "Frank Barber" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780436205972>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0436205971" ;
    schema:isbn "9780436205972" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/123797898#Review/-1952304333>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/123797898> ; # Foreigners : three English lives
    schema:reviewBody "A powerful and affecting new book from Caryl Phillips: a hybrid of reportage, fiction, and historical fact that tells the stories of three black men whose lives speak resoundingly to the place and role of the foreigner in English society," "Francis Barber, "given" to the great eighteenth-century writer Samuel Johnson, more companion than servant, afforded an unusual depth of freedom that, after Johnson's death, hastened his wretched demise ... Randolph Turpin, who made history in 1951 by defeating Sugar Ray Robinson, becoming Britain's first black world-champion boxer, a top-class fighter for twelve years whose life ended in debt and despair ... David Oluwale, a Nigerian stowaway who arrived in Leeds in 1949, the events of whose life called into question the reality of English justice, and whose death at the hands of police in 1969 served as a wake-up call for the entire nation." "Each of these men's stories is rendered in a different, perfectly realized voice, Each illuminates the complexity and drama that lie behind the simple notions of haplessness that have been used to explain the tragedy of these lives. And each explores, in entirely new ways, the themes - at once timeless and urgent - that have been at the heart of all of Caryl Phillips's work: belonging, identity, and race." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.