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The signature of all things : a novel, by Elizabeth Gilbert, (COMPACT DISC)

Label
The signature of all things : a novel
Title
The signature of all things
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
BLACP
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3557.I3415
LC item number
S54 2013d
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Juliet Stevenson
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
The signature of all things : a novel, by Elizabeth Gilbert, (COMPACT DISC)
Label
The signature of all things : a novel, by Elizabeth Gilbert, (COMPACT DISC)
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 21:30:00
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
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Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn848868580
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Edition
Unabridged, library ed..
Extent
18 sound discs (ca. 21 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482927757
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z7903
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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