The Resource The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert

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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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 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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Midwest
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1969-
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Gilbert, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Read by Juliet Stevenson
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Stevenson, Juliet
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  • Women botanists
  • Painters
  • Enlightenment
  • Industrial revolution
  • Artists
  • Abolitionists
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Poverty
  • Poor
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family life
Target audience
adult
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Label
The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12395422
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (21hr., 44 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781982422080
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT12395422
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
12395422
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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Label
The signature of all things, Elizabeth Gilbert
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12395422
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (21hr., 44 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781982422080
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT12395422
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
12395422
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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