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The Resource Dunbar

Dunbar

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Dunbar
Title
Dunbar
Statement of responsibility
Edward St. Aubyn
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Language
eng
Summary
A reimagining of one of Shakespeare's most well-read tragedies, by the contemporary, critcally acclaimed master of domestic dramaHenry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global media corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage he hands over care of the corporation to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan, but as relations sour he starts to doubt the wisdom of past decisions. Now imprisoned in Meadowmeade, an upscale sanatorium in rural England, with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels. But who will find him first, his beloved youngest daughter, Florence, or the tigresses Abby and Megan, so keen to divest him of his estate? Edward St Aubyn is renowned for his masterwork, the five Melrose novels, which dissect with savage and beautiful precision the agonies of family life. His take on King Lear, Shakespeare's most devastating family story, is an excoriating novel for and of our times – an examination of power, money and the value of forgiveness
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Summary
A modern reimagining of Shakespeare's <i>King Lear</i> follows the experiences of a man who, in the wake of an orchestrated public mental breakdown, is sent to a Switzerland sanatorium by the daughters who would seize his fortune, a plot he resolves to foil with the assistance of a colorful sidekick
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Character
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10597530
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Hogarth Shakespeare
Target audience
adult
Label
Dunbar
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cc5b798b-2254-4e43-a1b0-a0f3ed358a84
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101904299
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dunbar
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cc5b798b-2254-4e43-a1b0-a0f3ed358a84
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101904299
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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