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Alias Grace

Alias Grace
A Novel

by Margaret Atwood

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2011-06-08
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0307797953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Alias Grace, the bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century—recently adapted into a 6-part Netflix original mini-series by director Mary Harron and writer/actress Sarah Polley. It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.

Alias Grace

Alias Grace
ROMAN. AUSGEZEICHNET MIT DEM GILLER PRIZE 1996

by Margaret Atwood

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-10
  • Pages : 622
  • ISBN : 9783492313476
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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»Das mit Abstand aufregendste Buch der kanadischen Meisterautorin.« Brigitte

alias Grace

alias Grace
Roman

by Margaret Atwood

  • Publisher : Piper ebooks
  • Release : 2017-07-03
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 349297743X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Toronto, 1843: Das junge Dienstmädchen Grace wird mit sechzehn des Doppelmordes an ihren Arbeitgebern schuldig gesprochen. In letzter Sekunde wandelt das Gericht ihr Todesurteil in eine lebenslange Gefängnisstrafe um. Sie verbringt Jahre hinter Gittern, bis man sie schließlich entlässt. Im Haushalt des Anstaltdirektors begegnet sie dem Nervenarzt Simon, der ihrer Geschichte auf den Grund gehen will: Ist Grace eine gemeingefährliche Verbrecherin oder unschuldig? Margaret Atwood hat einen Roman von hypnotischer Spannung geschrieben, der die Geschichte einer realen Gestalt, einer der berüchtigtsten Frauen Kanadas erzählt.

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (Book Analysis)

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (Book Analysis)
Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

by Bright Summaries

  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Release : 2019-04-04
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : 2808017928
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Alias Grace with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, a thought-provoking novel about the historical figure of Grace Marks, who was convicted of the double murder of her employers Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery in 1843. The novel opens 15 years later, when a young doctor hoping to establish his reputation as a pioneering psychiatrist is hired to interview Grace and ascertain whether or not she is truly guilty. Although the doctor, Simon Jordan, is determined to remain objective, he finds himself helplessly drawn into the narrative Grace weaves about her own past – and increasingly obsessed with his patient and the secrets she seems to be hiding. Alias Grace won the Canadian Giller Prize and was also shortlisted for the 1996 Booker Prize. It was adapted into a miniseries starring Sarah Gadon as Grace in 2017. Find out everything you need to know about Alias Grace in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood's "Alias Grace"

A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace'
A Book

by Gale, Cengage Learning

  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016-06-29
  • Pages : 27
  • ISBN : 1410339556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood's "Alias Grace," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The narration in "Alias Grace". Ambiguity of Grace Marks

The narration in 'Alias Grace'. Ambiguity of Grace Marks
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by Nadine Henke

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2020-10-05
  • Pages : 9
  • ISBN : 334626260X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essay from the year 2019 in the subject Communications - Movies and Television, grade: 1,7, , course: Gender in Film and the Visual Arts, language: English, abstract: The ambiguity of Grace herself is especially interesting about this series. Therefore, my attempt is to first analyze the narrative style, especially concerning the different timelines as well as Grace’s unreliability and ambiguity as a character and narrator. Furthermore, I will connect this way of narrating to Grace’s quilting which is omnipresent in the series and can be read as another form of communication and narration especially for women at a time where they usually had to stay silent. With a rather powerful voice-over begins the telling of Grace Marks, by that time a 33-year-old maid that was convicted of murdering her former employer Thomas Kinnear and his house keeper Nancy Montgomery together with the stable boy James McDermott. While he gets hanged, Grace is sentenced to life imprisonment. Now, 15 years after her conviction, psychologist Dr. Simon Jordan is hired to talk to Grace to find out if she really was guilty of the murders or not. These are true events that took once place in 1843 and then were adopted for a novel written by Margaret Atwood: Alias Grace. Based on this novel the canadian US-American Drama-mini-series Alias Grace, written by Margaret Atwood and Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron, was released in 2017. It is the story of Grace Marks, the question of her innocence and guilt, that is constantly being asked by Dr. Jordan as well as the audience.

Postmodernism in Margaret Atwoods "Alias Grace"

Postmodernism in Margaret Atwoods 'Alias Grace'
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by Nathalie Fiore

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2016-03-15
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN : 3668174628
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Literature - Canada, grade: 2,0, , language: English, abstract: The aim of this term paper is to exemplify the central key features in Postmodernism and to analyse in how far Margaret Atwood manages to make use of them in her novel "Alias Grace". Besides, I will concentrate on Atwood’s strategies to integrate the postmodern features into the novel and to illustrate them to the reader. The first part of the term paper will be concerned with a general overview of Genette’s categories of discourse-oriented Narratology and the postmodern features Fragmentation, Subjectivity, Indeterminacy and Alienation. More precisely, I will define these features and will concentrate on the most important characteristics which can be linked to the novel. I will mention Genette’s Narrative Theory because it is especially important when dealing with Fragmentation. The second part will be concerned with these postmodern features with reference to "Alias Grace". Concerning Fragmentation, I am going to illustrate the interchanging narratives in the novel. When dealing with Subjectivity, I will analyse in how far different narratives of the story are subjective. By pointing out several passages in which open questions remain and the reader has to interpret on his own, I will discuss Indeterminacy. After doing so, I am going to point out in how far Fragmentation, Subjectivity and Indeterminacy lead to an Alienation of the reader. At the end of the term paper, a conclusion will be drawn in which one can see in how far Atwood uses postmodern elements in her novel.

Self-fashioning in Margaret Atwood's Fiction

Self-fashioning in Margaret Atwood's Fiction
Dress, Culture, and Identity

by Cynthia G. Kuhn

  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780820467641
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
Works and Impact

by Reingard M. Nischik

  • Publisher : Camden House
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9781571131393
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of new essays on the multi-talented Canadian writer Margaret Atwood.

Margaret Atwood's "Alias Grace" – A Crime Novel?

Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace' – A Crime Novel?
A Book

by Frank Lorenz

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2007-08-25
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 3638758915
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7 (A-), http: //www.uni-jena.de/ (Institute for Anglistics/American Studies), course: Aspects of the 'Crime Novel' in Canada and Austalia, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: With her recent novel Alias Grace Margaret Atwood has turned to the field of historical writing. In her novel which is set in 19th century Canada the female protagonist Grace Marks is a convicted murderess who is accused of having killed her master Thomas Kinnear and his mistress, another servant of the house, Nancy Montgomery. At the time Grace was sentenced to death and it was only her claimed madness that saved her from the gallows. When Simon Jordan decides he wants to study Grace's case and cure her from her amnesia, Grace tells him her life story and also the event of the crime is again being brought up, though Grace cannot remember the crime scene itself or having committed the crime. Even though a murder has been committed as one can expect in a crime novel and we can only but assume that Grace has had some part in it, the crime is not the focus of the novel, but rather Grace's story and what we as readers make of it. The novel goes to explore Grace's life, her story telling and therewith her personality. It is left to the reader to decide whether or not he believes Grace story and accepts her as being innocent. In what way this quest for the truth goes with the notion of a crime novel, shall be investigated in this paper

Hysteria and Traumatic Testimony

Hysteria and Traumatic Testimony
Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace'

by Heidi Darroch

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Waiting for the End

Waiting for the End
Gender and Ending in the Contemporary Novel

by Earl G. Ingersoll

  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9780838641538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Waiting for the End examines two dozen contemporary novels within the context of a half century of theorizing about the function of ending in narrative. That theorizing about ending generated a powerful dynamic a quarter-century ago with the advent of feminist criticism of masculinist readings of the role played by ending in fiction. Feminists such as Theresa de Lauretis in 1984 and more famously Susan Winnett in her 1991 PMLA essay, Coming Unstrung, were leading voices in a swelling chorus of theorist pointing out the masculinist bias of ending in narrative. With the entry of feminist readings of ending, it became inevitable that criticism of fiction would become gendered through the recognition of difference transcending a simple binary of female/male to establish a spectrum of masculine to feminine endings, regardless of the sex of the writer. Accordingly, Waiting for the End examines pairs of novels - one pair by Margaret Atwood and one by Ian McEwan - to demonstrate how a writer can offer endings at either end of the gender spectrum.

Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace

Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace
A Reader's Guide

by Gina Wisker

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2002-06-26
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN : 9780826457066
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Continuum Contemporaries will be a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration for members of book clubs and readings groups, as well as for literature students.The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed, and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. The books in the series will all follow the same structure: a biography of the novelist, including other works, influences, and, in some cases, an interview; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received upon publication; a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, including film or TV adaptations, literary prizes, etc.; a wide range of suggestions for further reading, including websites and discussion forums; and a list of questions for reading groups to discuss.

In Search of Alias Grace

In Search of Alias Grace
On Writing Canadian Historical Fiction

by Margaret Atwood

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 39
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace is based on the murder of Thomas Kinnear and his mistress Nancy Montgomery in 1843. Kinnear's manservant was hung for the crime, but the execution of his supposed accomplice Grace Marks, owing to her "feeble sex" and "extreme youth," was commuted to life. The entire event excited widespread interest although few agreed that justice had been served. Some denounced Grace as a cunning demon, others considered her a terrorized victim of circumstance and pleaded for mercy. These opinions were influenced by various political and religious agendas of the day as well as by Victorian views on gender, class and justice. Little concrete evidence was identified, and journalists contradicted one and other. Everyone who ever set pen to paper on the subject of Grace seems to have been intensely subjective. In In Search of Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood describes her own search for the facts, what she found out, what eluded her grasp and how this process shaped her novel.

Body Matters

Body Matters
Feminism, Textuality, Corporeality

by Avril Horner,Angela Keane

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9780719054693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why do bodies matter? Body Matters is a collection of essays by feminists working in literary and cultural studies which addresses this question from a range of theoretical perspectives.

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
Feminism and Fiction

by Fiona Tolan

  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 2007-01
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 904202223X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Margaret Atwood: Feminism and Fiction takes a new look at the complex relationship between Margaret Atwood's fiction and feminist politics.Examining in detail the concerns and choices of an author who has frequently been termed feminist but has famously rejected the label on many occasions, this book traces the influences of feminism in Atwood's work and simultaneously plots moments of dissent or debate. Fiona Tolan presents a clear and detailed study of the first eleven novels of one of Canada's most prominent authors. Each chapter can be read as an individual textual analysis, whilst the chronological structure provides a fascinating insight into the shifting concerns of a popular and influential author over a period of nearly thirty-five years.

Virginity Revisited

Virginity Revisited
Configurations of the Unpossessed Body

by Bonnie MacLachlan,Judith Fletcher

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 0802090133
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Classical Antiquity to the present, virginity has been closely allied with power: as someone who chooses a life of celibacy retains mastery over his or her body. Sexual potency withheld becomes an energy-reservoir that can ensure independence and enhance self-esteem, but it can also be harnessed by public institutions and redirected for the common good. This was the founding principle of the Vestal Virgins of Rome and later in the monastic orders of the middle ages. Mythical accounts of goddesses and heroines who possessed the ability to recover their virginity after sexual experience demonstrate a belief that virginity is paradoxically connected both with social autonomy and the ability to serve the human community. Virginity Revisited is a collection of essays that examines virginity not as a physical reality but as a cultural artefact. By situating the topic of virginity within a range of historical 'moments' and using a variety of methodologies, Virginity Revisited illuminates how chastity provided a certain agency, autonomy, and power to women. This is a study of the positive and negative features of sexual renunciation, from ancient Greek divinities and mythical women, in Rome's Vestal Virgins, in the Christian martyrs and Mariology in the Medieval and early Modern period, and in Grace Marks, the heroine of Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace.

Margaret Atwood, New Edition

Margaret Atwood, New Edition
A Book

by Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : 1438113307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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William Shakespeare is defined by his tragedies. This title includes full-length critical essays that take up the Bard's tragic dramas, offering perspectives on the fated lives of King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony, and Cleopatra, and the many other vibrantly flawed personages he introduced to the world stage.

A Textual Quilt

A Textual Quilt
Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace

by Marie Delord

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Masculinity/Femininty: re-framing a fragmented debate

Masculinity/Femininty: re-framing a fragmented debate
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2020-05-06
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 1848880944
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The representations and performances of femininity and masculinity are no longer set in stone according to traditions imposed by society. Gender identity and gender roles are evolving. This ebook provides multiple perspectives on the issue that re-frame the debate in a modern context.