Smiley, Jane A Thousand Acres: A Novel

ISBN 13: 9781400033836

A Thousand Acres: A Novel

3.8 avg rating
( 63,474 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781400033836: A Thousand Acres: A Novel
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride—and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Aging Larry Cook announces his intention to turn over his 1,000-acre farm--one of the largest in Zebulon County, Iowa--to his three daughters, Caroline, Ginny and Rose. A man of harsh sensibilities, he carves Caroline out of the deal because she has the nerve to be less than enthusiastic about her father's generosity. While Larry Cook deteriorates into a pathetic drunk, his daughters are left to cope with the often grim realities of life on a family farm--from battering husbands to cutthroat lenders. In this winner of the 1991 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Smiley captures the essence of such a life with stark, painful detail.

From the Back Cover:

“Brilliant. . . . Absorbing. . . . A thrilling work of art.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“A family portrait that is also a near-epic investigation into the broad landscape, the thousand dark acres of the human heart. . . . The book has all the stark brutality of a Shakespearean tragedy.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Powerful and poignant.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Superb. . . . There seems to be nothing Smiley can’t write about fabulously well.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“It has been a long time since a novel so surprised me with its power to haunt. . . . A Thousand Acres [has] the prismatic quality of the greatest art.” —Chicago Tribune

“Absorbing. . . . Exhilarating. . . . An engrossing piece of fiction.” —Time

“A full, commanding novel. . . . A story bound and tethered to a lonely road in the Midwest, but drawn from a universal source. . . . Profoundly American.” —The Boston Globe

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780006544821: A Thousand Acres

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0006544827 ISBN 13: 9780006544821
Publisher: Fawcett Columbine, 1992
Softcover

9781101907962: A Thousand Acres (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)

Everym..., 2018
Hardcover

9781841593821: A Thousand Acres

Alfred..., 1991
Hardcover

9780804115766: A Thousand Acres

Ivy Books, 1996
Softcover

9780394577739: A Thousand Acres

Alfred..., 1991
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Smiley, Jane
Published by Anchor (2003)
ISBN 10: 1400033837 ISBN 13: 9781400033836
New Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Monky Business: briansmonky
(Worcester, MA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Carefully packaged and shipped within 24 hours! Most CDs and books have multiple editions; if you want a specific edition please ask via email.Book is in perfect condition. Seller Inventory # BX20-2686

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Smiley, Jane
Published by Anchor (2003)
ISBN 10: 1400033837 ISBN 13: 9781400033836
New Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor, 2003. Condition: New. Brand New! Not overstocks or remainder copy!|VCF. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9781400033836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Smiley, Jane
Published by Anchor (2003)
ISBN 10: 1400033837 ISBN 13: 9781400033836
New Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
THEVILLAGEBOOKSTORE
(Fall River, MA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. PAP. Seller Inventory # 53MN6P0005PZ

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

4.

Smiley, Jane
Published by Anchor (2003)
ISBN 10: 1400033837 ISBN 13: 9781400033836
New Paperback Quantity available: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor, 2003. Paperback. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781400033836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Smiley, Jane
Published by Anchor (2003)
ISBN 10: 1400033837 ISBN 13: 9781400033836
New Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor, 2003. Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 1400033837-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Smiley, Jane
Published by Anchor (2003)
ISBN 10: 1400033837 ISBN 13: 9781400033836
New Softcover Quantity available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor, 2003. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 1628798-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

7.

Smiley, Jane
Published by Anchor Books 12/2/2003 (2003)
ISBN 10: 1400033837 ISBN 13: 9781400033836
New Paperback or Softback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor Books 12/2/2003, 2003. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. A Thousand Acres. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781400033836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Smiley, Jane
Published by Anchor (2003)
ISBN 10: 1400033837 ISBN 13: 9781400033836
New Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor, 2003. Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 531ZZZ001BUS_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Smiley, Jane
Published by Anchor (2003)
ISBN 10: 1400033837 ISBN 13: 9781400033836
New Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor, 2003. Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 532ZZZ001BUS_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Smiley, Jane
Published by Anchor (2003)
ISBN 10: 1400033837 ISBN 13: 9781400033836
New Paperback Quantity available: 5
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # 1400033837

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book