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BOOKS ON CD
Author Siegal, Nina, 1969-, author
Title The anatomy lesson [book on cd] : a novel / Nina Siegal
Published [New York, NY] : Random House Audio, [2014]
Copyright 2014
ITEM LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Louisville Outreach  CD/F/SIE    AVAILABLE
Edition Unabridged
Descript 8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in
Content spoken word spw
Media audio s
Carrier audio disc sd
Descript digital optical rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note Compact discs
Title from container
Performer(S) Read by the author and others
Summary "Set in seventeenth-century Holland, an engrossing historical novel that brilliantly imagines the complex story behind one of Rembrandt's most famous paintings commissioned by a prominent Amsterdam medical guild, The Anatomical Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was one of Rembrandt's first paintings to gain public notice. The novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection, and, as they prepare for that evening's big event, it follows several characters: a one-handed coat thief called Aris the Kid, who is awaiting his turn at the gallows; the twenty-six-year-old Dutch master himself, who feels a shade uneasy about this assignment; Jan Fetchet, a curio collector who also moonlights as an acquirer of medical cadavers; Flora, the woman pregnant with Aris's child, who hopes to collect her lover's body for a Christian burial before it's too late; Rene Descartes, who attended the dissection in the course of his quest to understand where the human soul resides; and Pia, a contemporary art historian who is examining the painting in the future. As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to change his initial composition in a fundamental way. Bringing to life the vivid world of Amsterdam in 1632, The Anatomy Lesson offers a rich slice of history and a textured story by a masterful young writer"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669 -- Fiction
Medical fiction
Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Social conditions -- 17th century -- Fiction
Genre Sound recording.
Audiobooks
Historical fiction
Alt Author Random House Audio
ISBN 9780804190596

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