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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 March
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"An idealistic abolitionist, March has gone as chaplain to serve the Union cause. But the war tests his faith not only in the Union, which is also capable of barbarism and racism, but in himself. As he recovers from a near-fatal illness, March must reassemble and reconnect with his family, who have no idea of what he has endured. A love story set in a time of catastrophe, March explores the passions between a man and a woman, the tenderness of parent and child, and the life-changing power of an ardently held belief." -- Book Jacket

Notes

  • March tells the story of the predominantly absent father depicted in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.
  • Dedication: For Darleen and Cassie - by no means little women.
  • Selected as the featured book for British television's, The Richard & Judy Book Club on 8 March 2006.
  • Brooks based March's voice on the journals and letters of Bronson Alcott, Louisa May's father - a friend and confidant of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. In Brook's telling, March emerges as an idealistic chaplain in the little known backwaters of a war that will test his faith in himself and in the Union cause as he learns that his side, too, is capable of acts of barbarism and racism. As he recovers from a near mortal illness, he must reassemble his shattered mind and body and find a way to reconnect with a wife and daughters who have no idea of the ordeals he has been through.--Adapted from Trove.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: Fourth Estate , 2005 .
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      Extent: 346p.
      ISBN: 0732278414
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Penguin USA ,
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      Extent: 280p.
      ISBN: 9780143036661
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Viking ,
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      Extent: 280p.
      Reprinted: 2008
      ISBN: 0670033359; 9780670033355
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: HarperCollins , 2006 .
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      Extent: 346, 16p.p.
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      • Includes a sixteen page 'P.S.' section that features an interview with Brooks and facts about the novel's background. The latter is written by the author.
      ISBN: 9780732278427, 0732278422
Alternative title: Auf freiem Feld
Language: German
      • Publisher: Btb
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      Extent: 349p.
      ISBN: 3442733138

Works about this Work

Fictions Mine History for Truth and Humanity Stella Clarke , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 October 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
A Civil War for Delicate Minds Greer Gamble , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 56 no. 1/2 2012; (p. 60-61)
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

Untitled Stefanie Schäfer , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Zweiundzwanzig amerikanische Romane aus dem neuen Jahrhundert: literaturkritische Essays zur Einführung 2009; (p. 85-94)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
A Sense of Discarded Gifts Carmen Callil , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , February vol. 3 no. 1 2008; (p. 3-5)
Chaplain at Large Ruth Morse , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 25 February no. 5317 2005; (p. 22)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Faith of Their Father Karen Joy Fowler , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Washington Post , 13 March 2005; (p. TO9)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Pictures from a Peculiar Institution Thomas Mallon , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 27 March vol. 110 no. 13 2005; (p. 11)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Feat Begins with a Grain of Salt Lucy Clark , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Telegraph , 27 March 2005; (p. 82)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Our Father 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Economist , 26 March 2005; (p. 374)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
The Home Front Murray Waldren , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 March 2005; (p. 4-6)
Marching On With Another Novel Idea Bron Sibree , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 April 2005; (p. 11-12)
March to the Front Catherine Keenan , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 April 2005; (p. 22)
A Life Beyond Bland Street Jane Sullivan , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30 April 2005; (p. 3)
A Question of Character that Runs and Runs Michelle Griffin , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 May 2005; (p. 3)
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