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The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert

Label
The signature of all things
Title
The signature of all things
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Gilbert
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker--a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry's brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father's money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma's research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction--into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artist--but what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life. he story is peopled with unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses, and the quite mad. But most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, who--born in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolution--bears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas"--
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Cataloging source
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Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.I3415
LC item number
S54 2013
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert
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The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
501 pages
Isbn
9780143125846
Isbn Type
;
Lccn
2013017045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
SALSBT
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013017045
  • 1044026
  • 1099780

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