Item Details

The View From Pompey's Head

Hamilton Basso ; introduction by John W. Aldridge
Format
Book
Published
New York : Arbor House, [1985], c1954.
Language
English
Series
Arbor House Library of Contemporary Americana
ISBN
0877957088 (pbk.)
Summary
Now a Manhattan lawyer representing a large publishing house, Anson Page is returning to his hometown after fifteen years to investigate the mystery surrounding one of his client's authors, a major American novelist who lives on nearby Tamburlaine Island. The landmarks and people in Pompey's Head resurrect for Page the sweep of his past life. As he sets about resolving business matters, he collides headlong with the enduring power of lineage to determine belonging and dominance, exclusion and shame, and the realization that leaving does not mean escaping. The View from Pompey's Head spent forty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was translated into seven languages.
Description
409 p. ; 21 cm.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

  • LEADER 01667cam a2200325 a 4500
    001 u4071920
    003 SIRSI
    005 20040929164851.0
    008 841218t19851954nyu 000 1 eng
    010
      
      
    a| 84028431
    020
      
      
    a| 0877957088 (pbk.)
    035
      
      
    a| (Sirsi) l84028431
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)11574178
    040
      
      
    a| DLC c| DLC d| OCL
    043
      
      
    a| n-usu--
    050
    0
    0
    a| PS3503.A8423 b| V5 1985
    082
    0
    0
    a| 813/.52 2| 19
    100
    1
      
    a| Basso, Hamilton, d| 1904-1964.
    245
    1
    4
    a| The view from Pompey's Head / c| Hamilton Basso ; introduction by John W. Aldridge.
    260
      
      
    a| New York : b| Arbor House, c| [1985], c1954.
    300
      
      
    a| 409 p. ; c| 21 cm.
    440
      
    0
    a| Arbor House library of contemporary Americana.
    520
      
      
    a| Now a Manhattan lawyer representing a large publishing house, Anson Page is returning to his hometown after fifteen years to investigate the mystery surrounding one of his client's authors, a major American novelist who lives on nearby Tamburlaine Island. The landmarks and people in Pompey's Head resurrect for Page the sweep of his past life. As he sets about resolving business matters, he collides headlong with the enduring power of lineage to determine belonging and dominance, exclusion and shame, and the realization that leaving does not mean escaping. The View from Pompey's Head spent forty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was translated into seven languages.
    596
      
      
    a| 2
    650
      
    0
    a| City and town life v| Fiction.
    651
      
    0
    a| Southern States v| Fiction.
    655
      
    7
    a| Political fiction. 2| lcsh
    994
      
      
    a| Z0 b| VA@
    999
      
      
    a| PS3503 .A8423 V5 1985 w| LC i| X000964268 l| STACKS m| ALDERMAN t| BOOK

Availability

Google Preview

Library Location Map Availability Call Number
Alderman Stacks Map Available