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The Resource Opal : a life of enchantment, mystery, and madness, Kathrine Beck

Opal : a life of enchantment, mystery, and madness, Kathrine Beck

Label
Opal : a life of enchantment, mystery, and madness
Title
Opal
Title remainder
a life of enchantment, mystery, and madness
Statement of responsibility
Kathrine Beck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1920, readers across America fell in love with the childhood diary of Opal Whiteley, a young girl from a small logging town in the northwest. The diary, which chronicled Opal's adventures in the forests of Oregon at the age of seven, was hailed as a revelatory and mystical portrait of a child's relationship to God and the natural world. It became an overnight sensation, and Opal-beautiful, charming, and twenty years old-quickly became one of the first celebrities of the day. Though skeptics soon discredited it as a hoax and its author fell out of public view, the diary has since become an enduring classic that has won its place on many school reading lists, and Opal's story continues to touch the hearts of many devotees. But almost a century later, the true story of the diary and Opal's identity remain a puzzle. Opal is the story of her legacy and of the various mythical roles she has embodied-from a New Age prophet and environmentalist to a mad genius and a long-lost princess. Sifting through Opal's personal papers and letters, Kathrine Beck has for the first time brought to life the full story behind Opal's elusive and eccentric life. Part biography, part fast-paced mystery, Opal combines the quirkiness of The Professor and the Madman with the hypnotic aura of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. With beautiful photos from Opal's childhood, as well as her striking publicity shots, it is a delightful book for the holidays
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beck, K. K
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3545.H625
LC item number
Z58 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whiteley, Opal Stanley
  • Orléans, House of
  • Authors, American
  • Women naturalists
  • Princesses
  • Diaries
  • Oregon
Label
Opal : a life of enchantment, mystery, and madness, Kathrine Beck
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0719/2003041085-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780670031450
Lccn
2003041085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm51446117
  • (OCoLC)51446117
Label
Opal : a life of enchantment, mystery, and madness, Kathrine Beck
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0719/2003041085-d.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780670031450
Lccn
2003041085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm51446117
  • (OCoLC)51446117

Library Locations

    • Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch Borrow it
      350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1, CA
      49.280188 -123.114755
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