Restoration by Rose Tremain audiobook

Restoration

By Rose Tremain
Read by Paul Daneman

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780393345988
13.00 Hours Unabridged
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From Rose Tremaincomes the Booker Prize short-listed novel that “restored the historical novel to itsrightful place of honor” (New York Times). RobertMerivel, son of a glove maker and an aspiring physician, finds his fortunestransformed when he is given a position at the court of King Charles II.Merivel slips easily into a life of luxury and idleness, enthusiasticallyenjoying the women and wine of the vibrant Restoration age. But when he’scalled on to serve the king in an unusual role, he transgresses the one law he is forbidden to break and is brutally cast out from his newfoundparadise. Thus begins Merivel’s journey to self-knowledge, which will take himdown into the lowest depths of seventeenth-century society.

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Summary

Summary

A 1989 Man Booker Prize Finalist

From Rose Tremaincomes the Booker Prize short-listed novel that “restored the historical novel to itsrightful place of honor” (New York Times).

RobertMerivel, son of a glove maker and an aspiring physician, finds his fortunestransformed when he is given a position at the court of King Charles II.Merivel slips easily into a life of luxury and idleness, enthusiasticallyenjoying the women and wine of the vibrant Restoration age. But when he’scalled on to serve the king in an unusual role, he transgresses the one law he is forbidden to break and is brutally cast out from his newfoundparadise. Thus begins Merivel’s journey to self-knowledge, which will take himdown into the lowest depths of seventeenth-century society.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Nothing less than superb.” New York Times
“A regal work—here, brought to triumphant attainment, are those elusive ideals of the historical novelist.” Sunday Telegraph (London)
“Merivel embodies the contradictions of his era: though he is vain, frivolous, and cynical, he is also a man of sensibility, intelligence, and imaginative daring; his wry, witty voice holds the reader absorbed. A thoroughly satisfying read, the complex plot is augmented by acutely observed historical detail, nuanced character development, humor, and poignancy.” Publishers Weekly
“A beautifully crafted work in which almost every event and character, as well as the narrator’s relationship with the reader, richly illuminate Merivel’s life and temperament. Exquisite balance and symmetry as well as passages of lyrical description are certain to please discriminating readers.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Rose Tremain

Author Bio: Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain’s bestselling novels have won many awards, including the Orange Prize, the Whitbread Novel of the Year, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Prix Femina Étranger. Restoration, the first of her novels to feature Robert Merivel, was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1989 and made into a film in 1995. She lives in Norfolk and London with her husband, biographer Richard Holmes.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English