Book: Gilbert Elizabeth «The Signature of All Things»

The Signature of All Things

Серия: "-"

5 January 1800, Alma Whittaker is born into a perfect Philadelphia winter. Her father, Henry Whittaker, is a bold and charismatic botanical explorer whose vast fortune belies his lowly beginnings as a vagrant in Sir Joseph Banks's Kew Gardens and as a deck hand on Captain Cook's HMS Resolution. Alma's mother, a strict woman from an esteemed Dutch family, has a knowledge of botany equal to any man's. It is not long before Alma, an independent girl with a thirst for knowledge, comes into her own within the world of plants and science. But as her careful studies of moss take her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, the man she comes to love draws her in the opposite direction - into the realm of the spiritual, the divine and the magical. She is a clear-minded scientist; he is a Utopian artist. But what unites this couple is a shared passion for knowledge. The Signature of All Things is a big novel, about a big century. It soars across the globe from London, to Peru, to Philadelphia, to Tahiti, to Amsterdam. Peopled with extraordinary characters - missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses and the quite mad - above all it has an unforgettable heroine in Alma Whittaker, a woman of the Enlightened Age who stands defiantly on the cusp of the modern.

Издательство: "Bloomsbury Publishing" (2014)

ISBN: 978-1-4088-5004-6,978-1-4088-4192-1

Купить за 565 руб в My-shop

Другие книги автора:

КнигаОписаниеГодЦенаТип книги
Eat, Pray, LoveIt's 3 a. m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A divorce and a… — Bloomsbury Publishing, - Подробнее...2010716бумажная книга
The Signature of All Things5th January 1800. At the beginning of a new century, Alma Whittaker is born into a perfect Philadelphia winter. Her father, Henry Whittaker, is a bold and charismatic botanical explorer whose vast… — Bloomsbury Publishing, - Подробнее...20131264бумажная книга
Eat, Pray, LoveElizabeth is in her thirties, settled in a large house with a husband who wants to start a family. But she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a rebound fling later, Elizabeth emerges… — Bloomsbury, Подробнее...2010888бумажная книга
The Signature of All ThingsIn 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… — Penguin Group, - Подробнее...20141079бумажная книга
The Signature of All ThingsA 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… — Random House, Inc., - Подробнее...20051293бумажная книга
Big Magic. Creative Living Beyond FearReaders of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert. Now, this beloved author digs deep into her own life to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity… — Bloomsbury Publishing, - Подробнее...2016625бумажная книга
The Signature of All Things5 January 1800. At the beginning of a new century, Alma Whittaker is born into a perfect Philadelphia winter. Her father, Henry Whittaker, is a bold and charismatic botanical explorer whose vast… — Bloomsbury, Подробнее...2016762бумажная книга
Stern MenOn two remote islands off the coast of Maine, the local lobstermen have fought savagely for generations over the fishing rights to the ocean waters between them. Young Ruth Thomas is born into this… — Bloomsbury, Подробнее...20161028бумажная книга
Big Magic. Creative Living Beyond FearReaders of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert`s books for years. Now, this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering… — Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, (формат: 135x215, 288 стр.) Подробнее...2015808бумажная книга
The Signature of All Things5 January 1800, Alma Whittaker is born into a perfect Philadelphia winter. Her father, Henry Whittaker, is a bold and charismatic botanical explorer whose vast fortune belies his lowly beginnings as… — Bloomsbury Publishing, (формат: 110x175, 582 стр.) Подробнее...2014731бумажная книга
The Last American ManAt the age of seventeen, Eustace Conway ditched the comforts of his suburban existence to escape to the wild. Away from the crushing disapproval of his father, he lived alone in a teepee in the… — Bloomsbury, Подробнее...20091254бумажная книга
Stern MenThe "wonderful first novel about life, love, and lobster fishing" (USA Today) from the # 1 bestselling writer Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert's new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, on… — Penguin Group, - Подробнее...20091008бумажная книга
The Last American ManIn this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity, acclaimed author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway. In 1977, at the age of… — Penguin Group, - Подробнее...20031068бумажная книга
The Last American ManIn this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity, acclaimed author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway. In 1977, at the age of… — Penguin Group, Подробнее...20031382бумажная книга

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Sum of All Fears — Infobox Book | name = The Sum of All Fears title orig = image caption = First edition cover art author = Tom Clancy cover artist = country = United States language = English series = Ryanverse genre = Thriller novel publisher = Putnam release… …   Wikipedia

  • The Book of Mormon and the King James Bible — The Book of Mormon contains many linguistic similarities to the King James Bible. In some cases, entire passages of scripture are duplicated in the Book of Mormon. Sometimes the source is acknowledged, as in the book of sourcetext|source=Book of… …   Wikipedia

  • The Voices of Time (short story) — The Voices of Time is a dystopian science fiction short story by J. G. Ballard. It was first published in 1960. It is an early example of the Inner Space type of story which drove the New Wave movement in the 1960 s. Its primary theme is one… …   Wikipedia

  • The Beatles' influence on popular culture — The Beatles influence on rock music and popular culture was and remains immense. Their commercial success started an almost immediate wave of changes including a shift from US global dominance of rock and roll to UK acts, from soloists to groups …   Wikipedia

  • The Fast Show — Title Card for the Fosters Funny Series of The Fast Show. Format Sketch comedy …   Wikipedia

  • The Uplift Mofo Party Plan — Studio album by The Red Hot Chili Peppers Released September 29, 1987 …   Wikipedia

  • The Golden Compass (film) — The Golden Compass Theatrical release poster Directed by Chris Weitz Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • The King of Limbs — Studio album by Radiohead Released 18 February 2011 ( …   Wikipedia

  • The Red Green Show — From left to right, Harold (Patrick McKenna), Red (Steve Smith) and Bill (Rick Green). Format Sitcom Sketch comedy …   Wikipedia

  • The Birthday Massacre — Rhim, Rainbow, Chibi, Owen, Nate Manor, Michael Falcore. Background information Origin Toronto, Ontario, Cana …   Wikipedia

  • The Ohio State University Marching Band — School The Ohio State University Location Columbus, Ohio Conference Big Ten Founded 1878 Director Jon R. Woods …   Wikipedia