skip to content
Water for elephants : a novel Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Water for elephants : a novel

Author: Sara Gruen
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : Mass market edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring  Read more...
Rating:

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

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

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

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Historical fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gruen, Sara.
Water for elephants.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011
(DLC) 2007280214
(OCoLC)705594782
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Gruen
ISBN: 9781616200817 1616200812
OCLC Number: 708654019
Notes: Includes conversation with the author and book club discussion questions.
Description: 1 online resource (445 pages)
Responsibility: Sara Gruen.

Abstract:

A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.--From publisher description.

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/708654019> # Water for elephants : a novel
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, schema:MediaObject ;
   library:oclcnum "708654019" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/51287378#Place/chapel_hill_n_c> ; # Chapel Hill, N.C.
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ncu> ;
   rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'http://www.contentreserve.com/TitleInfo.asp?ID={0EC4CFAB-4E80-42D6-8D62-FC84FF087D2D}&Format=410'" ;
   rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/1953-1/{0EC4CFAB-4E80-42D6-8D62-FC84FF087D2D}Img100.jpg'" ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/51287378#Topic/circus_performers> ; # Circus performers
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85037058> ; # Depressions--1929
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/51287378#Topic/elephants> ; # Elephants
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.6/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/890969> ; # Depressions
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/51287378#Event/1929> ; # 1929
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/51287378#Topic/fiction_general> ; # FICTION--General
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/861671> ; # Circus performers
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/51287378#Topic/circus> ; # Circus
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/861646> ; # Circus
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/908011> ; # Elephants
   schema:bookEdition "Mass market ed." ;
   schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/56867365> ; # Sara Gruen
   schema:datePublished "2011" ;
   schema:description "A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.--From publisher description."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/51287378> ;
   schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
   schema:genre "Love stories"@en ;
   schema:genre "Historical fiction"@en ;
   schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/705594782> ;
   schema:name "Water for elephants : a novel"@en ;
   schema:productID "708654019" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/708654019#PublicationEvent/chapel_hill_n_c_algonquin_books_of_chapel_hill_2011> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/51287378#Agent/algonquin_books_of_chapel_hill> ; # Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
   schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=412699> ;
   schema:url "http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/1953-1/{0EC4CFAB-4E80-42D6-8D62-FC84FF087D2D}Img100.jpg" ;
   schema:url "http://www.contentreserve.com/TitleInfo.asp?ID={0EC4CFAB-4E80-42D6-8D62-FC84FF087D2D}&Format=410" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781616200817> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/708654019> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/51287378#Agent/algonquin_books_of_chapel_hill> # Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/51287378#Place/chapel_hill_n_c> # Chapel Hill, N.C.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Chapel Hill, N.C." ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85037058> # Depressions--1929
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Depressions--1929"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/861646> # Circus
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Circus"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/861671> # Circus performers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Circus performers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/890969> # Depressions
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Depressions"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/908011> # Elephants
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Elephants"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/56867365> # Sara Gruen
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Gruen" ;
   schema:givenName "Sara" ;
   schema:name "Sara Gruen" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781616200817>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1616200812" ;
   schema:isbn "9781616200817" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/705594782>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Water for elephants." ;
   schema:description "Print version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/708654019> ; # Water for elephants : a novel
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

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