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The Resource Bookmarked : reading my way from Hollywood to Brooklyn, Wendy W. Fairey

Bookmarked : reading my way from Hollywood to Brooklyn, Wendy W. Fairey

Label
Bookmarked : reading my way from Hollywood to Brooklyn
Title
Bookmarked
Title remainder
reading my way from Hollywood to Brooklyn
Statement of responsibility
Wendy W. Fairey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Wendy W. Fairey grew up among books. Her mother, the famous Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham, was F. Scott Fitzgerald's last love--he died in her living room in 1940. As part of a 'College of One' education, Fitzgerald would bring Graham literary classics from Charles Dickens to William Thackeray, Virginia Woolf, and Henry James. The protagonists of these books later became Fairey's intimates. Leaving her glamorous Hollywood world as a young girl, Fairey entered the English landscape of David Copperfield, whose sensibility and aspirations she intimately shared, not least because both suffered a terrible stepfather. Her many affinities with David squired her to adulthood, when she became an English professor and eventually a college dean. This memoir is the author's literary journey through the classic British novels of late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Besides David Copperfield, her traveling companions include Daniel Deronda, the hero of George Eliot's last novel, as well as its heroine, Gwendolyn Harleth, whose suffering resembled the author's own in her stressed marriage. Both characters become important presences, and like Daniel, Fairey learned late in life of her Jewish ancestry. Other fictional companions, including Jane Eyre, Mrs. Ramsay (Virginia Woolf), Tess (Thomas Hardy), and Isabel (Henry James), weave in and out, helping her understand her own identity and trajectory. In this inspiring book, Fairey shows how great literature is and can be forever an inspiration, a companion, and a guide to living"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.809
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR861
LC item number
.F24 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Bookmarked : reading my way from Hollywood to Brooklyn, Wendy W. Fairey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Orphan to Immigrant -- David Copperfield -- Jane Eyre and Becky Sharp -- Daniel Deronda -- Isabel Archer and Tess of the d'Urbervilles -- The Odd Women and Howards End -- To the Lighthouse -- A Passage to India and Beyond -- Postscripts -- Reading Group Questions and Topics for Discussion
Control code
ocn884814993
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781628725377
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014041618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884814993
Label
Bookmarked : reading my way from Hollywood to Brooklyn, Wendy W. Fairey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Orphan to Immigrant -- David Copperfield -- Jane Eyre and Becky Sharp -- Daniel Deronda -- Isabel Archer and Tess of the d'Urbervilles -- The Odd Women and Howards End -- To the Lighthouse -- A Passage to India and Beyond -- Postscripts -- Reading Group Questions and Topics for Discussion
Control code
ocn884814993
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781628725377
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014041618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884814993

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