The Resource The signature of all things : a novel, Elizabeth Gilbert, (electronic resource e-audio)

The signature of all things : a novel, Elizabeth Gilbert, (electronic resource e-audio)

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The signature of all things : a novel
Title
The signature of all things
Title remainder
a novel
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Elizabeth Gilbert
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Language
eng
Summary
  • " A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed. In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. 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. Exquisitely researched and told at a galloping pace, The Signature of All Things soars across the globe-from London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam, and beyond. Along the way, the 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. Written in the bold, questing spirit of that singular time, Gilbert's
  • "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"--
  • wise, deep, and spellbinding tale is certain to capture the hearts and minds of readers. "--
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1969-
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Gilbert, Elizabeth
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Read by Juliet Stevenson
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  • Women botanists
  • Painters
  • Enlightenment
  • Industrial revolution
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The signature of all things : a novel, Elizabeth Gilbert, (electronic resource e-audio)
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Label
The signature of all things : a novel, Elizabeth Gilbert, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
http://ebooks.vaughanpl.info/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6BCFAD13-CC38-4C6D-9FE3-972A9D7E5892
Publication
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Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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spoken word
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  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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not applicable
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Ownership
*
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
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Click on link to see the formats available for this title
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