skip to content
A treacherous paradise Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A treacherous paradise

Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First United States editionView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
In order to escape brutal poverty Hanna Lundmark flees her home in Sweden to work as a cook on a ship bound for Australia. On board she falls in love and marries the ship's mate who dies tragically on the voyage. Griefstricken, Hanna jumps ship at the African port town of Lourenðco Marques in Mozambique, where a series of events leads to her becoming the owner of a brothel. However, racial tensions in the town are  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: Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henning Mankell
ISBN: 9780307961228 0307961222 9780307362445 0307362442
OCLC Number: 829645884
Notes: "Originally published in Sweden as Minnet av en smutsig ängel by Leopard Förlag, Stockholm, in 2011."
Description: 359 pages ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Minnet av en smutsig ängel.
Responsibility: Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson.

Abstract:

In order to escape brutal poverty Hanna Lundmark flees her home in Sweden to work as a cook on a ship bound for Australia. On board she falls in love and marries the ship's mate who dies tragically on the voyage. Griefstricken, Hanna jumps ship at the African port town of Lourenðco Marques in Mozambique, where a series of events leads to her becoming the owner of a brothel. However, racial tensions in the town are high between the white settlers and native Africans and life for Hanna is not easy.

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/829645884> # A treacherous paradise
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/829645884#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Minnet av en smutsig ängel.
    library:oclcnum "829645884" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1139208364#Place/mozambique> ; # Mozambique.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1139208364#Topic/prostitution_mozambique> ; # Prostitution--Mozambique
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1139208364#Topic/women_white_mozambique> ; # Women, White--Mozambique
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/839.7374/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1280735> ; # Indian Ocean--Maputo Bay.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1139208364#Place/maputo_bay_mozambique> ; # Maputo Bay (Mozambique)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1139208364#Topic/swedes> ; # Swedes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1139208364#Topic/swedes_mozambique> ; # Swedes--Mozambique
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1139208364#Topic/prostitution> ; # Prostitution
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1139208364#Topic/brothels> ; # Brothels
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1139208364#Topic/brothels_mozambique> ; # Brothels--Mozambique
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1139208364#Topic/women_white> ; # Women, White
    schema:bookEdition "First United States edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1139208364#Person/mankell_henning_1948_2015> ; # Henning Mankell
    schema:datePublished "2013" ;
    schema:description "In order to escape brutal poverty Hanna Lundmark flees her home in Sweden to work as a cook on a ship bound for Australia. On board she falls in love and marries the ship's mate who dies tragically on the voyage. Griefstricken, Hanna jumps ship at the African port town of Lourenðco Marques in Mozambique, where a series of events leads to her becoming the owner of a brothel. However, racial tensions in the town are high between the white settlers and native Africans and life for Hanna is not easy."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1139208364> ; # Minnet av en smutsig ängel.
    schema:genre "Historical fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "A treacherous paradise"@en ;
    schema:productID "829645884" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780307362445> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780307961228> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/829645884> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1139208364#Person/mankell_henning_1948_2015> # Henning Mankell
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1948" ;
    schema:deathDate "2015" ;
    schema:familyName "Mankell" ;
    schema:givenName "Henning" ;
    schema:name "Henning Mankell" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1139208364#Place/maputo_bay_mozambique> # Maputo Bay (Mozambique)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Maputo Bay (Mozambique)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1280735> # Indian Ocean--Maputo Bay.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Indian Ocean--Maputo Bay." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1139208364> # Minnet av en smutsig ängel.
    schema:name "Minnet av en smutsig ängel." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780307362445>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0307362442" ;
    schema:isbn "9780307362445" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780307961228>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:description "hardback" ;
    schema:isbn "0307961222" ;
    schema:isbn "9780307961228" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/829645884#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> # Minnet av en smutsig ängel.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:inLanguage "sv" ;
    schema:name "Minnet av en smutsig ängel." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

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