skip to content
Rameau's niece Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Rameau's niece

Author: Cathleen Schine
Publisher: New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This witty companion to Rameau's Nephew, Diderot's light-footed masterpiece, traces the vagaries of a young woman's life as it begins to duplicate the surprising gyrations of an eighteenth-century lascivious novel she has uncovered. Along the path of temptation, love, lust, folly, and reconciliation through the sophisticated labyrinth of contemporary Manhattan, we join this delightful young Candida on her cockeyed  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: Humorous fiction
Fiction
Humorous stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schine, Cathleen.
Rameau's niece.
New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1993
(OCoLC)623102096
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathleen Schine
ISBN: 0395654904 9780395654903
OCLC Number: 26855604
Description: 280 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Cathleen Schine.
More information:

Abstract:

Margaret Nathan, a young married writer, finds her outlook on life changed by an eighteenth century libertine novel.  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/26855604> # Rameau's niece
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "26855604" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/20493616#Place/new_york_n_y> ; # New York (N.Y.)
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1177198> ; # Women authors
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.54/e20/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204333> ; # New York (State)--New York.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1067227> ; # Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/20493616#Topic/women_authors> ; # Women authors
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/73995580> ; # Cathleen Schine
   schema:datePublished "1993" ;
   schema:description "This witty companion to Rameau's Nephew, Diderot's light-footed masterpiece, traces the vagaries of a young woman's life as it begins to duplicate the surprising gyrations of an eighteenth-century lascivious novel she has uncovered. Along the path of temptation, love, lust, folly, and reconciliation through the sophisticated labyrinth of contemporary Manhattan, we join this delightful young Candida on her cockeyed quest for truth. Margaret Nathan is the scholarly though mortifyingly forgetful author of The Anatomy of Madame de Montigny, an unlikely best seller celebrated by feminists and by deconstructionists, and soon to be a television movie. Happily married to a benevolently egotistical Columbia professor, Margaret seems blessed - until she finds herself seduced by the libertine novel she has discovered in the library. Thus begins a series of amorous contretemps that plunge Margaret into the maelstrom of contemporary sexual practice, until she is washed up panting on the farther shore of self-understanding. A screwball comedy of ideas, Rameau's Niece is insightful, affecting - and hilarious. At once an affectionate satire of New York intellectual life and a moving account of a young wife's coming-of-age, it confirms the stylistic accomplishment and command that critics hailed in Schine's previous fiction while advancing her work to new heights of comic complexity and psychological insight. Rameau's Niece is one of the funniest, most original, and most delightfully readable novels of the season."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/20493616> ;
   schema:genre "Humorous fiction"@en ;
   schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
   schema:genre "Humorous stories"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/623102096> ;
   schema:name "Rameau's niece"@en ;
   schema:productID "26855604" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/26855604#PublicationEvent/new_york_ticknor_&_fields_1993> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/20493616#Agent/ticknor_&_fields> ; # Ticknor & Fields
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780395654903> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/26855604> ;
    .


Related Entities

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

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/20493616#Agent/ticknor_&_fields> # Ticknor & Fields
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Ticknor & Fields" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/20493616#Place/new_york_n_y> # New York (N.Y.)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York (N.Y.)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1067227> # Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1177198> # Women authors
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Women authors"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204333> # New York (State)--New York.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York (State)--New York." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/73995580> # Cathleen Schine
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Schine" ;
   schema:givenName "Cathleen" ;
   schema:name "Cathleen Schine" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780395654903>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0395654904" ;
   schema:isbn "9780395654903" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/623102096>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Rameau's niece." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26855604> ; # Rameau's niece
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

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