The hours: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
A daring, deeply affecting third novel by the author of A Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood . In The Hours , Michael Cunningham, widely praised as one of the most gifted writers of his generation, draws inventively on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters struggling with the conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair. The narrative of Woolf's last days before her suicide early in World War II counterpoints the fictional stories of Samuel, a famous poet whose life has been shadowed by his talented and troubled mother, and hislifelong friend Clarissa, who strives to forge a balanced and rewarding life in spite of the demands of friends, lovers, and family. Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, this is Cunningham's most remarkable achievement to date. The Hours is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780312243029
9780783887142
9780374172893
9780312305062
9781429957946
9780736698955
9780783887159
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.6, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
960L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 678415e4-e619-a0db-3990-67e87adb810f
Grouping Title hours
Grouping Author cunningham michael
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-15 22:54:23PM
Last Indexed 2018-10-15 23:53:59PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 9
accelerated_reader_reading_level 6.6
author Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
author_display Cunningham, Michael
available_at_catalog Annex, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Audiobook, Fiction, Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Annex - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel becomes a motion picture starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, directed by Stephen Daldry from a screenplay by David Hare

The Hours tells the story of three women: Virginia Woolf, beginning to write Mrs. Dalloway as she recuperates in a London suburb with her husband in 1923; Clarissa Vaughan, beloved friend of an acclaimed poet dying from AIDS, who in modern-day New York is planning a party in his honor; and Laura Brown, in a 1949 Los Angeles suburb, who slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home. By the end of the novel, these three stories intertwine in remarkable ways, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace.

format_catalog Book, CD audio book, Large Print, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 678415e4-e619-a0db-3990-67e87adb810f
isbn 9780312243029, 9780312305062, 9780374172893, 9780736698955, 9780783887142, 9780783887159, 9781429957946
item_details ils:CARL0000106030|35192019416514|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Cunning|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000106030|35192026509467|Annex - Adult Fiction|Fiction Cunning|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||AX||, ils:CARL0000106030|35192046796870|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Cunning|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000106030|B00074157|Antioch High - Teen Fiction|F CUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||60110||, ils:CARL0000106030|P00351927|McGavock High - Teen Fiction|F CUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000117092|35192032440871|Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print|Fiction Cunning Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000246014|35192037423088|Main Library - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Cunning|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:17770efa-e5b5-48e5-ada8-d6efef91bbfa|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book, CD audio book, Large Print Book
last_indexed 2018-10-16T04:53:59.339Z
lexile_score 960
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog CD AUDIO Fiction Cunning, Fiction Cunning, Fiction Cunning Large Type
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Annex, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9780312243029
publishDate 1998, 1999, 2003
record_details ils:CARL0000106030|Book|Books||English|Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,|1998.|229 p. ; 21 cm., ils:CARL0000117092|Large Print|Books||English|G.K. Hall,|1999.|252 p. (large print) ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000246014|CD audio book|Audio Books|Library ed.|English|Books on Tape,|p2003.|6 sound discs (72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:17770efa-e5b5-48e5-ada8-d6efef91bbfa|eBook|eBook||English|Farrar, Straus and Giroux|1998|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:17770efa-e5b5-48e5-ada8-d6efef91bbfa -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000106030 35192026509467 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000106030 35192046796870 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000106030 35192019416514 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000117092 35192032440871 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000246014 35192037423088 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Audiobooks, Large type books, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Pulitzer Prize -- 1999, Terminally ill -- Fiction, Women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941 -- Influence -- Fiction, Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941 -- Influence -- Fiction
title_display The hours
title_full The Hours A Novel, The hours / Michael Cunningham, The hours [sound recording] / Michael Cunningham, The hours [text (large print)] / Michael Cunningham
title_short The hours
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fiction, Influence, Large type books, Literature, Man-woman relationships, Pulitzer Prize, Terminally ill, Women, Woolf, Virginia