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The Warlow experiment : a novel, Alix Nathan

Label
The Warlow experiment : a novel
Title
The Warlow experiment
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alix Nathan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Herbert Powyss lives in an estate in the Welsh Marches, with enough time and income to pursue a gentleman's fashionable investigations and experiments in botany. But he longs to make his mark in the field of science--something consequential enough to present to the Royal Society in London. He hits on a radical experiment in isolation: For seven years a subject will inhabit three rooms in the basement of the manor house, fitted out with rugs, books, paintings, and even a chamber organ. Meals will arrive thrice daily via a dumbwaiter. The solitude will be totally unrelieved by any social contact whatsoever; the subject will keep a diary of his daily thoughts and actions. The pay: fifty pounds per annum, for life. Only one man is desperate to apply for the job: John Warlow, a semi-literate laborer with a wife and six children to provide for. The experiment, a classic Enlightenment exercise gone more than a little mad, will have unforeseen consequences for all included
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nathan, Alix
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6114.A86
LC item number
W37 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientists
  • Science
  • Social isolation
  • Diaries
  • Welsh Borders (England and Wales)
  • England
Label
The Warlow experiment : a novel, Alix Nathan
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
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780385545334
Lccn
2019008952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1076499935
  • (OCoLC)1076499935
Label
The Warlow experiment : a novel, Alix Nathan
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
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780385545334
Lccn
2019008952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1076499935
  • (OCoLC)1076499935

Library Locations

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