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The Resource The Luminist

The Luminist

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The Luminist
Title
The Luminist
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Subject
Summary
IN COLONIAL INDIA, at a time of growing friction between the ruling British and the restless Indian populace, a Victorian woman and her young Tamil Indian servant defy convention, class, and heartbreak to investigate what is gained - and lost - by holding life still. Suggested by the life and work of photographic pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron, The Luminist filters 19th century Ceylon through the lens of an English woman, Catherine Colebrook and a 15 year old Tamil boy, Eligius Shourie. Left fatherless by soldiers, Eligius is brought as a servant to the Colebrooks' neglected estate. In the shadow of Catherine's obsession to arrest beauty - to select a moment from the thousands comprising her life in Ceylon and hold it apart from mere memory - Eligius transforms into her apprentice in the creation of the first haunting photographs in history
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  • Rocklin, David
  • Mitchard, Jacquelyn
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Label
The Luminist
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fc5588f0-01ce-4687-8211-3ca7a2a5b317
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780983477518
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Luminist
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fc5588f0-01ce-4687-8211-3ca7a2a5b317
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780983477518
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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