The signature of all things
(Audiobook CD)

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[New York] : Penguin Audio, a member of the Penguin Group, [2013].
ISBN
9781611762020, 1611762022, 9781482927757, 1482927756
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Downers Grove Public Library - 2nd Floor - Adult
CD FICTION GILBERT, E.
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Audiobook CD
Edition
Unabridged.
Physical Desc
18 audio discs (approximately 21 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
UPC
9781611762020

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Compact disc.
General Note
Unabridged.
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Participants/Performers
Read by Juliet Stevenson.
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"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. 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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gilbert, E., & Stevenson, J. (2013). The signature of all things. Unabridged. [New York]: Penguin Audio, a member of the Penguin Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969- and Juliet. Stevenson. 2013. The Signature of All Things. [New York]: Penguin Audio, a member of the Penguin Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969- and Juliet. Stevenson, The Signature of All Things. [New York]: Penguin Audio, a member of the Penguin Group, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gilbert, Elizabeth, and Juliet Stevenson. The Signature of All Things. Unabridged. [New York]: Penguin Audio, a member of the Penguin Group, 2013.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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