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A thousand acres

Author: Jane Smiley
Publisher: New York, New York : Ballantine Books, 1992. ©1991
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Ballantine books editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. An ambitious reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear cast upon a typical American community in the late twentieth century, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fictional Works
Fiction
Allegories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Smiley
ISBN: 0449907481 9780449907481
OCLC Number: 26622006
Notes: "A Fawcett Columbine book."
Description: 371 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: 1000 acres
Responsibility: Jane Smiley.

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Overview: A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. An ambitious reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear cast upon a typical American community in the late twentieth century, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride, and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.

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