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The Resource John James Audubon : the making of an American, Richard Rhodes

John James Audubon : the making of an American, Richard Rhodes

Label
John James Audubon : the making of an American
Title
John James Audubon
Title remainder
the making of an American
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rhodes
Title variation
Audubon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the historian Richard Rhodes, the first major biography of John James Audubon in forty years, and the first to illuminate fully the private and family life of the master illustrator of the natural world." "Rhodes shows us young Audubon arriving in New York from France in 1803, his illegitimacy a painful secret, speaking no English but already drawing and observing birds. We see him falling in love, marrying the wellborn English girl next door, crossing the Appalachians to frontier Kentucky to start a new life, fashioning himself into an American just as his adopted country was finding its identity."
  • "Audubon's story is an artist's story but also a love story. In his day, communications by letter across the ocean were so slow and uncertain that John James and his wife, Lucy, almost lost each other in the three years when the Atlantic separated them - until he crossed the Atlantic and half the American continent to claim her. Their letters during this time are intimate, moving, and painful, and they attest to an enduring love."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A biography of artist John James Audubon offers a study of his private life, detailing his arrival in America from France in 1803, his life in frontier Kentucky, and his extraordinary images of native American wildlife
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2004.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2004
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
156444
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
598.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL31.A9
LC item number
R524 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the making of an American
Label
John James Audubon : the making of an American, Richard Rhodes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [481]-489)
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 514 p.
Isbn
9780375414121
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003069489
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) a331335
Label
John James Audubon : the making of an American, Richard Rhodes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [481]-489)
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 514 p.
Isbn
9780375414121
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003069489
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) a331335

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