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The Resource City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert, (sound recording CD)

City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert, (sound recording CD)

Label
City of girls
Title
City of girls
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Gilbert
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other
Cataloging source
KYC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3557.I3415
LC item number
C58 2019ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Blair Brown
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brown, Blair
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Theaters
  • Entertainers
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert, (sound recording CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1084694483
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (approximately 15 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984888464
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781984888464
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1084694483
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert, (sound recording CD)
Publication
Note
Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1084694483
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (approximately 15 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984888464
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781984888464
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1084694483
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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