Shields, Carol Swann

ISBN 13: 9780006550600

Swann

3.71 avg rating
( 1,935 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780006550600: Swann
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Mary Swann, a latter-day Emily Dickinson, submitted a bag full of poems to newspaper editor hours before her husband hacked her to pieces. How could someone who lived such a dull, sheltered life produce these works of genius? Four very different people search for the elusive answer.

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

About the Author:

Carol Shields (1935–2003) was born in Oak Park, Illinois. She studied at Hanover College, the University of Exeter in England, and the University of Ottawa. In 1957, she married Donald Shields and moved to Canada permanently. She taught at the University of Ottawa, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Manitoba, and served as chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. She wrote ten novels and three short story collections, in addition to poetry, plays, criticism, and a biography of Jane Austen. Her novel The Stone Diaries won the Pulitzer Prize, the Governor General’s Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award; it was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Shields was further recognized with a Canada Council Major Award, two Canadian National Magazine Awards, the Canadian Authors Association Award, and countless other prizes and honors. 

From the Back Cover:

"Deft, funny, poignant, surprising, and beautifully shaped."
MARGARET ATWOOD

"A brilliant literary mystery. Read it."
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

"A very good novel, alive in every sense: formally ingenious and inventive, strikingly evocative of place, of character, of the world of things, capable of both comedy and tenderness, and above all beautifully written."
LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS

"I am more than happy to have discovered Carol Shields. Her original and incisive voice deserves to be widely heard."
ANITA BROOKNER

"Written with elaborate grace... an excellent read."
FINANCIAL TIMES

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

Buy Used
Dispatched, from the UK, within... Learn more about this copy

Shipping: 3.61
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781480459847: Swann

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1480459844 ISBN 13: 9781480459847
Publisher: Open Road Media, 2013
Softcover

9780670828227: Swann

Viking, 1989
Hardcover

9780140134292: Swann (King Penguin)

Penguin, 1990
Softcover

9780679307877: Swann

Vintag..., 1996
Softcover

9780679307716: Swann

Random..., 1996
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Shields, Carol
Published by Flamingo (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006550606 ISBN 13: 9780006550600
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Reuseabook
(Gloucester, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Flamingo, 1997. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Aged book. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading. Seller Inventory # CHL6242732

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
1.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.61
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Shields, Carol
Published by Flamingo (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006550606 ISBN 13: 9780006550600
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookbarn International
(Bristol, SOM, United Kingdom)

Book Description Flamingo, 1997. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Seller Inventory # BBI3156215

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
2.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Carol Shields
Published by Flamingo 03/02/1997 (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006550606 ISBN 13: 9780006550600
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Flamingo 03/02/1997, 1997. Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Seller Inventory # 7719-9780006550600

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
2.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Shields, Carol
Published by Flamingo (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006550606 ISBN 13: 9780006550600
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Brit Books
(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)

Book Description Flamingo, 1997. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. **Simply Brit** Shipped with Premium postal service within 24 hours from the UK with impressive delivery time. We have dispatched from our book depository; items of good condition to over ten million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with reliable and efficient service at all times. Seller Inventory # 2119020

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
3.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Shields, Carol
Published by Flamingo (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006550606 ISBN 13: 9780006550600
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Greener Books
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Flamingo, 1997. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence! Aloysius Ihezie. Seller Inventory # 1644768

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
3.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Shields, Carol
Published by Flamingo
ISBN 10: 0006550606 ISBN 13: 9780006550600
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Flamingo. Condition: Good. 1997. Paperback. Good copy with some shelf wear. . . Former Library book. . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # KRA0009565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
5.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Shields, Carol
Published by Flamingo (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006550606 ISBN 13: 9780006550600
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:

Book Description Flamingo, 1997. Condition: Good. 1997. Paperback. Good copy with some shelf wear. . . Former Library book. . Seller Inventory # KRA0009565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
6
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.58
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Shields, Carol
ISBN 10: 0006550606 ISBN 13: 9780006550600
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR004693122

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
9.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Shields, Carol
ISBN 10: 0006550606 ISBN 13: 9780006550600
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR004659289

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
9.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Shields, Carol
ISBN 10: 0006550606 ISBN 13: 9780006550600
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR003186458

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
9.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds