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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 The Piano : A Novel
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Based on Jane Campion's award winning film, this novel tells the story of Ada, who with her piano and her nine-year-old, illegitimate daughter Flora, migrates to the remote bush of nineteenth century New Zealand for an arranged marriage. Mute since the age of six, Ada's piano is her voice. When her new husband exchanges it for land, Ada strikes a bargain with the new owner, the tattooed, illiterate Baines. (Libraries Australia record)

Notes

  • Epigraph: Today I will not seek the shadowy region; Its sustaining vastness waxes drear; And visions rising, legion after region, Bring the unreal world too strangely near. Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

    There is a silence where hath been no sound There is a silence where no sound may be, In the cold grave - under the deep, deep sea... Thomas Hood (1799-1845) End page.

  • Other formats: Also braille, large print and sound recording.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Mutism.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view Third person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Bloomsbury ,
      1994 .
      Extent: 214p.
      Reprinted: 1996
      ISBN: 0747518297 (pbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Hyperion ,
      1994 .
      Extent: 213p.
      Note/s:
      • Copyright date
      ISBN: 0786861215
Alternative title: El piano
Language: Spanish

Works about this Work

`The Piano' Becomes an Industry Michele Field , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 April 1994; (p. C8)
Providing the Keys Alex Clark , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 6 May no. 4753 1994; (p. 20)

— Review of The Piano : A Novel Jane Campion , Kate Pullinger , 1994 single work novel
Providing the Keys Alex Clark , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 6 May no. 4753 1994; (p. 20)

— Review of The Piano : A Novel Jane Campion , Kate Pullinger , 1994 single work novel
`The Piano' Becomes an Industry Michele Field , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 April 1994; (p. C8)
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