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The alchemist's daughter : a novel, Katharine McMahon

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The alchemist's daughter : a novel
Title
The alchemist's daughter
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Katharine McMahon
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Language
eng
Summary
There are long-held secrets at the manor house in Buckinghamshire, England, where Emilie Selden has been raised in near isolation by her father. A student of Isaac Newton, John Selden believes he can turn his daughter into a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist. Secluded in their ancient house, with only two servants for company, he fills Emilie with knowledge and records her progress obsessively. In the spring of 1725, father and daughter begin their most daring alchemical experiment to date--they will attempt to breathe life into dead matter. But their work is interrupted by the arrival of two strangers: one a researcher, the other a dazzling young merchant. During the course of a sultry August, while her father is away, Emilie experiences the passion of first love. Listening to her heart rather than her head, she makes a choice. Banished to London and plunged headlong into a society that is both glamorous and ruthless, Emilie discovers that for all her extraordinary education she has no insight into the workings of the human heart. When she tries to return to the world of books and study, she instead unravels a shocking secret that sets her on her true journey to enlightenment. Set against the backdrop of eighteenth-century London society, it is an unforgettable story of one woman's journey through a world of mystery, passion, and obsession. A gripping, evocative tale
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The alchemist's daughter : a novel, Katharine McMahon
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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sky2ocm38649529
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780307345363
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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26d19cc0-efce-4110-b58f-3ce25a6220b8
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Label
The alchemist's daughter : a novel, Katharine McMahon
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=77865
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm38649529
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307345363
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
26d19cc0-efce-4110-b58f-3ce25a6220b8
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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