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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Legacy
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'What has happened to Ingrid?

'Beautiful Ingrid inherits a fortune and leaves Australia, and her friends, and Ralph who loves her, to marry Gil Grey and set up home amid the New York art world. There she becomes the stepmother to Gil's teenage artist daughter Fleur, a former child prodigy, and studies ancient curse scrolls at Columbia University.

But at 9am on September 11, 2001, she has an appointment downtown. And is never seen again.

Or is she?

Searching for clues about Ingrid's life a year later, her friend Julia uncovers only further layers of mystery and deception.

Both an unputdownable mystery and a compelling meditation on the nature of art, truth, friendship and love...' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of departed friends, Josh and Kristin
  • Epigraph: Well! and what if she should die some afternoon, / Afternoon grey and smoky, evening yellow and rose; / Should die and leave me sitting pen in hand / With the smoke coming down above the housetops; / Doubtful, for quite a while / Not knowing what to feel or if I understand / Or whether wise or foolish, tardy or too soon ... / Would she not have the advantage, after all? / This music is successful with a 'dying fall' / Now that we talk of dying- / And should I have the right to smile? - T. S. Eliot, The Portrait of a Lady
  • Other formats: Also sound recording, e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2010 .
      Extent: [vi], 438, [i]p.p.
      ISBN: 9780732290801 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Washington Square Press ,
      2010 .
      Extent: 419p.
      ISBN: 9781439177211, 143917718X, 143917721X (ebook), 9781439177181
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Quercus ,
      2011 .
      Extent: 501p.
      ISBN: 9780857380623 (pbk.), 0857380621 (pbk.)
Alternative title: El legado
Language: Spanish
    • Barcelona,
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      Spain,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Ediciones B ,
      2011 .
      Extent: 418p.
      ISBN: 9788466646260, 8466646264

Works about this Work

Go, Little Book Kirsten Tranter , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 217 2014; (p. 41-46) The Best Australian Essays 2015 2015;
'The article offers the author's insights on the lesson she learned from being reviewed as an author of the novel "The Legacy," a contemporary adaptation and revision of the book by Henry James titled "Portrait of a Lady." Topics discussed by the author include her experience of writing the novel with a grant from the Australian Council, the positive response of the publisher and the reader to her novel, and how she learned about characters and plots from the perspective of the reviewers.' (Publication abstract)
The Portrait of a Legacy Sally Olds , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 23 no. 1 & 2 2011;

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Something Borrowed, Something Blue Kirsten Tranter , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , October-November vol. 199 no. 2011; (p. 6-7)
Untitled Naomi Doessel , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: InCite , August vol. 31 no. 8 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
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 Hannah Francis , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2009-2010 vol. 89 no. 5 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Mystery with a Touch of Spice and Snobbery Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30-31 January 2010; (p. 26-27)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Acute Eye on Tragedy's Complex Legacy Diane Stubbings , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 February 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Strangers on a Jamesian Stage Rebecca Starford , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 February 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Love and Life Denied Jennifer Levasseur , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 February 2010; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Creative Legacy of a Literary Inheritance Miriam Cosic , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 February 2010; (p. 22-23)
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)

Something Borrowed, Something Blue Kirsten Tranter , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , October-November vol. 199 no. 2011; (p. 6-7)
Making Sense of Random Chaos Melissa Mia Hall (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Publishers Weekly , 21 June vol. 257 no. 24 2010; (p. 31)
'An interview with Kirsten Tranter, author of the book The Legacy, is presented. She explained the influence of the September 11, 201 terrorist attacks in the .S. on the theme of her book. She described how author Raymond Chandler influenced her writing style. Tranter also revealed her plans after releasing the book The Legacy.
Go, Little Book Kirsten Tranter , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 217 2014; (p. 41-46) The Best Australian Essays 2015 2015;
'The article offers the author's insights on the lesson she learned from being reviewed as an author of the novel "The Legacy," a contemporary adaptation and revision of the book by Henry James titled "Portrait of a Lady." Topics discussed by the author include her experience of writing the novel with a grant from the Australian Council, the positive response of the publisher and the reader to her novel, and how she learned about characters and plots from the perspective of the reviewers.' (Publication abstract)
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