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The blind astronomer's daughter : a novel, John Pipkin

Label
The blind astronomer's daughter : a novel
Title
The blind astronomer's daughter
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Pipkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In late-eighteenth-century Ireland, accidental stargazer Caroline Ainsworth learns that her life is not what it seems when her father, Arthur, throws himself from his rooftop observatory. Caroline had often assisted her father with his observations, in pursuit of an unknown planet; when astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus, Caroline could only watch helplessly as unremitting jealousy drove Arthur to madness. Now, gone blind from staring at the sun, he has chosen death over a darkened life. Grief-stricken, Caroline abandons the vain search, leaves Ireland for London, and tries to forget her love for Finnegan O'Siodha, the tinkering blacksmith who was helping her father build a telescope larger than his rival's. But her father has left her more than the wreck of that unfinished instrument: his cryptic atlas holds the secret to finding a new world at the edge of the sky. As Caroline reluctantly resumes her father's work and confronts her own longings, Ireland is swept into rebellion, and Caroline and Finnegan are plunged into its violence
Cataloging source
SALS
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Pipkin, John
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women astronomers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The blind astronomer's daughter : a novel, John Pipkin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
47223467
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
461 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781632868039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 47223467
  • (Sirsi) 47223467
Label
The blind astronomer's daughter : a novel, John Pipkin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
47223467
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
461 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781632868039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 47223467
  • (Sirsi) 47223467

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