Merivel a man of his time #2
- 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Crookston Public Library||TRE (Text)||33500010978039||Main||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||TRE (Text)||33500010978021||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0393079570 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 9780393079579 (hbk.)
373 p. ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st American ed.
- Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2013.
|General Note:||Sequel to: Restoration.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||The great enormity -- The great captivity -- The great consolation -- The great transition.|
|Summary, etc.:||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.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 February #1
*Starred Review* In this wonderful sequel to Restoration (1990), set 16 years later, Tremain's lovingly flawed protagonist, Sir Robert Merivel, pens a second riveting memoir. He aspires to leave nothing out, and readers will be the grateful beneficiaries of his witty, observant reflections and self-deprecating honesty. By 1683, Merivel has ripened into late middle age, but neither his love for his beautiful daughter, Margaret, nor his comfortable existence at Norfolk's Bidnold Manor relieves his melancholy. Wanting to be "dazzled by Wonders," he travels to Versailles, hoping to become a court physician, but is let down by its glittering emptiness and his own sartorial foibles. His affair with an unhappily married Swiss noblewoman brings him happiness but comes with unexpected burdens. Whether facing the illnesses of those closest to him, acting upon his lustful impulses, or pondering his responsibilities to his servants and king, Merivel finds that the compassionate and selfish aspects of his character are inextricably tangled. In a tone moving from contemplative and sad to uproariously funny and back again, Tremain masterfully captures the voice of a man searching for a satisfying and meaningful life as Charles II's once-glorious reign winds down. It's an absolute pleasure to spend time in Merivel's company. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The publisher plans to trade on the popularity of the previous Merivel novel, and librarians can imagine the excitement this new one will create among serious historical-fiction readers. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
Search for related items by subject
|Subject:||Switzerland History 1648-1789 Fiction
France History Louis XIV, 1643-1715 Fiction
Physicians Great Britain Fiction
Great Britain History Charles II, 1660-1685 Fiction