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The Resource The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert, (sound recording CD)

The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert, (sound recording CD)

Label
The signature of all things
Title
The signature of all things
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Gilbert
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
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 wise, deep, and spellbinding tale is certain to capture the hearts and minds of readers. "--
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Gilbert, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Juliet Stevenson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stevenson, Juliet
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  • Women botanists
  • Painters
  • Enlightenment
  • Industrial revolution
Transposition and arrangement
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Label
The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert, (sound recording CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 22:00:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn854900304
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
18 sound discs (22 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781611762020
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
9781611762020
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)854900304
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert, (sound recording CD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 22:00:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn854900304
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
18 sound discs (22 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781611762020
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
9781611762020
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)854900304
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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