The Resource Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend, Peter Matthiessen

Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend, Peter Matthiessen

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Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend
Title
Shadow country
Title remainder
a new rendering of the Watson legend
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Peter Matthiessen
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Peter Matthiessen's great American epic - Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man's River, and Bone by Bone - was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has cut nearly a third of the overall text and collapsed the time frame while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout. In Shadow Country, he has marvelously distilled a monumental work, realizing his original vision."
  • "Inspired by a near-mythic event of the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century, Shadow Country reimagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son. Shadow Country traverses strange landscapes and frontier hinterlands inhabited by Americans of every provenance and color, including the black and Indian inheritors of the archaic racism that, as Watson's wife observes, "still casts its shadow over the nation.""--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Inspired by a near-mythic event of the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century, <i>Shadow Country</i> reimagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.--From publisher description
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Tone
Award
National Book Award for Fiction, 2008.
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273026
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Matthiessen, Peter
Dewey number
813/.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Matthiessen, Peter
  • Matthiessen, Peter
  • Matthiessen, Peter
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True
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  • Watson, Edgar J
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Murderers
  • Everglades (Fla.)
Target audience
adult
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a new rendering of the Watson legend
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Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend, Peter Matthiessen
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Publication
Note
"This is an abridgement and revision of three novels by Peter Matthiessen published separately by Random House"...Verso t.p
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Modern Library ed.
Extent
xvi, 892 p.
Isbn
9780679640196
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007025117
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(Sirsi) i9780679640196
Label
Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend, Peter Matthiessen
Publication
Note
"This is an abridgement and revision of three novels by Peter Matthiessen published separately by Random House"...Verso t.p
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Modern Library ed.
Extent
xvi, 892 p.
Isbn
9780679640196
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007025117
Other physical details
map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780679640196

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