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Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend

Autore: Peter Matthiessen
Editore: New York : Modern Library, 2008.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Fiction : English : Modern Library edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Inspired by a near-mythic event of the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century, Shadow Country reimagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E.J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.--From publisher description.
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Genere/forma: Fiction
Historical fiction
Romans (teksten)
Biographical fiction
Persona incaricata: Edgar J Watson; Edgar J / 1855-1910 / Fiction Watson; Edgar J Watson; Edgar J Watson
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 9780679640196 0679640193
Numero OCLC: 145431697
Riconoscimenti: National Book Award, Fiction, 2008
Descrizione: xvi, 892 pages : map ; 21 cm
Contenuti: Killing Mister Watson --
Lost Man's River --
Bone by bone.
Responsabilità: Peter Matthiessen.

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Inspired by a near-mythic event of the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century, Shadow Country reimagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E.J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.--From publisher description.

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  This novel explores how stories are told and histories constructed. It has three parts, and each part retells roughly the same story from a different point of view. The setting is southwest Florida, near the Everglades, and the author takes pains to detail the rich flora and fauna. The main...
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