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The Resource Merivel : a man of his time, by Rose Tremain, (sound recording)

Merivel : a man of his time, by Rose Tremain, (sound recording)

Label
Merivel : a man of his time
Title
Merivel
Title remainder
a man of his time
Statement of responsibility
by Rose Tremain
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Merivel, courtier to Charles II is no longer a young man -- but off he goes to France in search of the Sun King and to Switzerland in pursuit of a handsome woman. Versailles -- all glitter in front and squalor behind -- is a fiasco: Merivel is forced to share an attic (and a chamber pot) with a Dutch clock-maker while attempting to sustain himself on peas and jam and water from the fountains. Switzerland, by contrast, is perhaps a little too comfortable. But the lady, a clever botanist, leads Merivel deliciously on -- until her jealous husband bursts in with duelling pistols. As he narrates the picaresque journey, Merivel gets into all sorts of scrapes; he is torn between enjoying himself and making something of his life, through medicine and the study of science. He tries to be diligent, but constantly backslides into laugher and laziness. A big-hearted rogue who loves his daughter, his country house and the English King... Merivel is Everyman -- and he speaks directly to us down the centuries
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
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10209678
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
823.914
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Sean Barrett
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Target audience
adult
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a man of his time
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not applicable
Label
Merivel : a man of his time, by Rose Tremain, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
  • Sequel to Restoration
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
5624668
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (12.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781620649626
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn828889753
  • (OCoLC)828889753
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Merivel : a man of his time, by Rose Tremain, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
  • Sequel to Restoration
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
5624668
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (12.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781620649626
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn828889753
  • (OCoLC)828889753
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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