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Special topics in calamity physics, Marisha Pessl

Label
Special topics in calamity physics
Title
Special topics in calamity physics
Statement of responsibility
Marisha Pessl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A darkly funny coming-of-age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine, Blue van Meer. After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her father (a man prone to aphorisms and meteoric affairs), Blue is clever, deadpan, and possessed of a vast lexicon of literary, political, philosophical, and scientific knowledge--and is quite the cinéaste to boot. In her final year of high school at the élite (and unusual) St. Gallway School in Stockton, North Carolina, Blue falls in with a charismatic group of friends and their captivating teacher, Hannah Schneider. But when the drowning of one of Hannah's friends and the shocking death of Hannah herself lead to a confluence of mysteries, Blue is left to make sense of it all with only her gimlet-eyed instincts and cultural references to guide--or misguide--her.--From publisher description
Summary
A darkly funny coming-of-age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine, Blue van Meer. After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her father (a man prone to aphorisms and meteoric affairs), Blue is clever, deadpan, and possessed of a vast lexicon of literary, political, philosophical, and scientific knowledge--and is quite the cinâeaste to boot. In her final year of high school at the âelite (and unusual) St. Gallway School in Stockton, North Carolina, Blue falls in with a charismatic group of friends and their captivating teacher, Hannah Schneider. But when the drowning of one of Hannah's friends and the shocking death of Hannah herself lead to a confluence of mysteries, Blue is left to make sense of it all with only her gimlet-eyed instincts and cultural references to guide--or misguide--her.--From publisher description
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
146355
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.E825
LC item number
S67 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Special topics in calamity physics, Marisha Pessl
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Othello / William Shakespeare -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man / James Joyce -- Withering Heights / Emily Brontë -- The House of the Seven Gables / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Woman in White / Wilkie Collins -- Brave New World / Aldous Huxley -- Les Liaisons Dangereuses / Pierre Choderlos de Laclos -- Madame Bovary / Gustave Flaubert -- Pygmalion / George Bernard Shaw -- The Mysterious Affair at Styles / Agatha Christie -- Moby Dick / Herman Melville -- A Moveable Feast / Ernest Hemingway -- Women in Love / D.H. Lawrence -- "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" / John Cheever -- Sweet Bird of Youth / Tennessee Williams -- Laughter in the Dark / Vladimir Nabokov -- The Sleeping Beauty and of fairy tales / Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch -- A Room with a View / E.M. Forster -- Howl and other poems / Allen Ginsberg -- The Taming of the Shrew / William Shakespeare -- Deliverance / James Dickey -- Heart of Darkness / Joseph Conrad -- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest / Ken Kesey -- One Hundred Years of solitude / Gabriel García Márquez -- Bleak House / Charles Dickens -- The Big Sheep / Raymond Chandler -- Justine / Marquis de Sade -- Quer Pasticciaccio Brutto de via Merulana / Carlo Emilio Gadda -- Things Fall Apart / Chinua Achebe -- The Nocturnal Conspiracy / Smoke Wyannoch Harvey -- Che Guevara Talks to Young People / Ernesto Guevara de la Serna -- "Good Country People" / Flannery O'Connor -- The Trial / Franz Kafka -- Paradise Lost / John Milton -- The Secret Garden / Frances Hodgson Burnett -- Metamorphoses / Ovid
Control code
2565187
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
514 p.
Isbn
9780670037773
Lccn
2005058474
Other control number
9780670037773
Other physical details
ill
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm62755674
Label
Special topics in calamity physics, Marisha Pessl
Publication
Contents
Othello / William Shakespeare -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man / James Joyce -- Withering Heights / Emily Brontë -- The House of the Seven Gables / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Woman in White / Wilkie Collins -- Brave New World / Aldous Huxley -- Les Liaisons Dangereuses / Pierre Choderlos de Laclos -- Madame Bovary / Gustave Flaubert -- Pygmalion / George Bernard Shaw -- The Mysterious Affair at Styles / Agatha Christie -- Moby Dick / Herman Melville -- A Moveable Feast / Ernest Hemingway -- Women in Love / D.H. Lawrence -- "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" / John Cheever -- Sweet Bird of Youth / Tennessee Williams -- Laughter in the Dark / Vladimir Nabokov -- The Sleeping Beauty and of fairy tales / Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch -- A Room with a View / E.M. Forster -- Howl and other poems / Allen Ginsberg -- The Taming of the Shrew / William Shakespeare -- Deliverance / James Dickey -- Heart of Darkness / Joseph Conrad -- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest / Ken Kesey -- One Hundred Years of solitude / Gabriel García Márquez -- Bleak House / Charles Dickens -- The Big Sheep / Raymond Chandler -- Justine / Marquis de Sade -- Quer Pasticciaccio Brutto de via Merulana / Carlo Emilio Gadda -- Things Fall Apart / Chinua Achebe -- The Nocturnal Conspiracy / Smoke Wyannoch Harvey -- Che Guevara Talks to Young People / Ernesto Guevara de la Serna -- "Good Country People" / Flannery O'Connor -- The Trial / Franz Kafka -- Paradise Lost / John Milton -- The Secret Garden / Frances Hodgson Burnett -- Metamorphoses / Ovid
Control code
2565187
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
514 p.
Isbn
9780670037773
Lccn
2005058474
Other control number
9780670037773
Other physical details
ill
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm62755674

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