The Holder of the World
First edition (US)
|Publisher||Alfred A. Knopf (US)
Chatto and Windus (UK)
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|LC Class||PR9499.3.M77 H65 1993|
|Followed by||Leave It to Me|
The Holder of the World, (1993) is a novel by Bharati Mukherjee. It is a retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter, placing the story in two centuries (17th and 20th). The novel involves time travel via virtual reality, locating itself in 20th century Boston, 17th century Colonial America, and 17th century India during the spread of the British East India Company. It also references Thomas Pynchon's novel, V..
The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee
- Hardcover — ISBN 0-394-58846-0 (ISBN 978-0-394-58846-9), published in September 1993 by Alfred A. Knopf.
- Paperback — ISBN 0-449-90966-2 (ISBN 978-0-449-90966-9), published in September 1994 by Random House
Srikanth, Rajini. The World Next Door: South Asian American Literature and the Idea of America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004: 187-192.
- Holders of the Word:An Interview with Bharati Mukherjee
- Breaking the Borders of Gendered Space: Female Characters in Aritha van Herk's No Fixed Address and Bharati Mukherjee's The Holder of the World
- Reader's guide
- Powells book review
- A Selected Annotated Bibliography
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