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Signature of All Things by  Elizabeth Gilbert - from Better World Books  (SKU: GRP94360978)

Signature of All Things

Signature of All Things by  Elizabeth Gilbert - from Better World Books  (SKU: GRP94360978)
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Signature of All Things

by Gilbert, Elizabeth

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ISBN 10
0670024856
ISBN 13
9780670024858
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Penguin Publishing Group. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear.

Synopsis

A 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 Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker—a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry’s brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father’s money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma’s research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction—into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artist—but what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life. Exquisitely researched and told at a galloping pace, The Signature of All Things soars across the globe—from London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam, and beyond. Along the way, the story is peopled with unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses, and the quite mad. But most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, who—born in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolution—bears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas. Written in the bold, questing spirit of that singular time, Gilbert’s wise, deep, and spellbinding tale is certain to capture the hearts and minds of readers.  

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Bookseller
Better World Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
GRP94360978
Title
Signature of All Things
Author
Gilbert, Elizabeth
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
4
Binding
Hardback
ISBN 10
0670024856
ISBN 13
9780670024858
Publisher
Penguin Publishing Group
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
2013-10-01

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