Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: After helping her father rescue the survivors of a shipwreck on the coast of England in 1838, Grace Darling finds her quiet life crumbling around her as she is unwillingly fashioned into a national hero. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: When young Englishwoman Grace Darling spots a wreck offshore, she enlists the aid of her father to rescue the survivors--an act that brings her the adoration and rejection of her nation. By the author of A Chance Child.
From Kirkus Reviews: At dawn on a stormy morning in 1838, Grace Darling, 22, a lighthouse keeper's daughter off England's northeast coast, spied a wreck and nine survivors. Knowing the lifeboat from shore would be too late to save them and that if none of the castaways could help on the return journey the rescuers too would perish, she and her father--in a heroic rescue--used a boat normally rowed by three men. When the lifeboat arrived at the lighthouse, its crew was furious at losing the rescue bounty. Thus began an even greater test of Grace's character: extraordinary nationwide adulation for her brave deed, bafflingly countered by neighbors' jealousy and anger. Though she invents dialogue and centers on Grace's honest and conscientious moral struggle, Paton Walsh's splendid narrative of this true event is as much an imaginative reconstruction as a novel, frequently using direct quotes from contemporary accounts, journals, and letters. The portrait that emerges is imbued with vibrant reality; as gifts (including money) and letters pour in and the curious throng her home, Grace responds with intelligence, dignity, and integrity, never losing her fundamental independence and good sense. Still, she is deeply troubled by self-doubt: Were her motives pure, or had she thought of a reward? The many misconstructions of this thorny issue dramatize the period's social structure and prejudices (the condescension of a duke toward Grace's class and a parson toward her sex are sure to raise hackles); in the end, as Grace is dying (at 26) from consumption, she has the liberating realization that ``no money has ever been minted which could pay for such conduct.'' Vivid, fascinating, and written with this author's usual artistry and skill. A provocative contrast to Avi's Nothing But the Truth (1991). (Fiction. 11+) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Buchbeschreibung Farrar Straus & Giroux (J), 1992. Buchzustand: Fair. 1st American ed. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP71597426
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Buchbeschreibung Farrar Straus & Giroux (J), 1992. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st American ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP96271389
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Buchbeschreibung Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. RELIABLE Library withdrawal with the dust jacket preserved under the plastic, protective covers. Light scuff to the plastic covers. Stamped at the page edge with a card pocket pasted on the inside, this edition is PRESENTABLE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers YSSNov19VI25
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Buchbeschreibung Farrar Straus Giroux 1992, 1992. Hardcover First American Edition Based on true accounts of Grace Darling's remarkable rescue efforts to save several passengers from ship wreckage. Never thought to be a person of such courage and strength, she and her father saved the Forfarshire's survivors. Unfortunately, her selfless act comes to haunt her. (255 Pgs.). Buchnummer des Verkäufers AA/HC/1419