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The Resource Simon the fiddler : a novel, Paulette Jiles

Simon the fiddler : a novel, Paulette Jiles

Label
Simon the fiddler : a novel
Title
Simon the fiddler
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paulette Jiles
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In March 1865, the long and bitter War between the States is winding down. Till now, twenty-three-year-old Simon Boudlin has evaded military duty thanks to his slight stature, youthful appearance, and utter lack of compunction about bending the truth. But following a barroom brawl in Victoria, Texas, Simon finds himself conscripted, however belatedly, into the Confederate Army. Luckily his talent with a fiddle gets him a comparatively easy position in a regimental band. Weeks later, on the eve of the Confederate surrender, Simon and his bandmates are called to play for officers and their families from both sides of the conflict. There the quick-thinking, audacious fiddler can't help but notice the lovely Doris Mary Dillon, an indentured girl from Ireland, who is governess to a Union colonel's daughter. After the surrender, Simon and Doris go their separate ways. He will travel around Texas seeking fame and fortune as a musician. She must accompany the colonel's family to finish her three years of service. But Simon cannot forget the fair Irish maiden, and vows that someday he will find her again."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jiles, Paulette
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiddlers
  • Soldiers
  • Draftees
  • Indentured servants
  • Irish
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Texas
  • United States
  • Fiddlers
  • Texas
Label
Simon the fiddler : a novel, Paulette Jiles
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocm1150888532
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780062966742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1150888532
Label
Simon the fiddler : a novel, Paulette Jiles
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocm1150888532
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780062966742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1150888532

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