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The Resource The little book, Selden Edwards

The little book, Selden Edwards

Label
The little book
Title
The little book
Statement of responsibility
Selden Edwards
Title variation
Fin de siècle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
[This book] is the extraordinary tale of Wheeler Burden, California-exiled heir of the famous Boston banking Burdens, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover of women, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard baseball hero. In 1988 he is forty-seven, living in San Francisco. Suddenly he is--still his modern self--wandering in a city and time he knows mysteriously well: fin de siecle Vienna. It is 1897, precisely ninety-one years before his last memory and a half-century before his birth. It's not long before Wheeler has acquired appropriate clothes, money, lodging, a group of young Viennese intellectuals as friends, a mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter rival, a powerful crush on a luminous young American woman, a passing acquaintance with local celebrity Mark Twain, and an incredible and surprising insight into the dashing young war-hero father he never knew. But the truth at the center of Wheeler's dislocation in time remains a stubborn mystery that will take months of exploration and a lifetime of memories to unravel and that will, in the end, reveal nothing short of the eccentric Burden family's unrivaled impact on the very course of the coming century.-
Summary
Wheeler Burden, exiled heir of the famous Boston banking Burdens, in 1988 and at age forty-seven lives in San Francisco. Suddenly he finds himself wandering the city but it is Vienna in 1897
Assigning source
Publisher description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
272889
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3605.D8985
LC item number
F56 2008
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The little book, Selden Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20992885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 405 pages
Isbn
9780525950615
Lccn
2007045785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780525950615
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn180989578
  • (OCoLC)180989578
Label
The little book, Selden Edwards
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20992885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 405 pages
Isbn
9780525950615
Lccn
2007045785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780525950615
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn180989578
  • (OCoLC)180989578

Library Locations

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