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The Resource Merivel

Merivel

Label
Merivel
Title
Merivel
Statement of responsibility
by Rose Tremain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Merivel is an unforgettable hero—soulful, funny, outrageous and achingly sad. His unmistakable, self-mocking voice speaks directly to us down the centuries. From the Orange Prize–winning author Rose Tremain comes a brilliant and picaresque novel of seventeenth-century England. In the wake of the gaudy years of the Restoration, Robert Merivel, physician and courtier to Charles II, faces the agitations and anxieties of middle age. Questions crowd his mind: has he been a good father? Is he a fair master? Is he the King's friend or the King's slave? In search of answers, Merivel sets off for the French court of Versailles, where—inevitably—misadventures ensue
Summary
Court physician Robert Merivel has a middle age crisis and sets off for Versailles where he meets Madame de Flamanville, a Swiss botanist, and rescues a captive bear to take back to Bidnold Manor
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
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10166786
Cataloging source
DLC
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Tremain, Rose
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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a man of his time
Label
Merivel
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780393240283
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Merivel
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780393240283
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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