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The anatomy lesson
(CD audio book)

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Published:
[Westminster, MD] : [New York] : Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2014].
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
8 sound discs (551 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Green Hills - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO Fiction Siegal
Description
Set in one day in 1632, The Anatomy Lesson is a stunning portrayal of Golden Age Amsterdam and a brilliantly imagined back-story to Rembrandt's first great work of art. Told from several points of view, ranging from a curio dealer who collects bodies for the city's chief anatomist to philosopher Rene Descartes, the novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection that is to be recorded by the twenty-six-year-old artist from Leiden who has yet to attach his famous signature to a painting. As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to make fundamental changes to his initial composition. These changes will remain mysteries for centuries until a young art historian closely examines the painting in the twenty-first century, and makes surprising discoveries about the painter, his process, and his genius for capturing enduring truths about human nature in a single moment.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780804190619, 0804190615, 9780804190596, 0804190593
UPC:
9780804190596

Notes

General Note
Title from web page.
General Note
Compact discs.
General Note
Duration: 9:11:00.
Participants/Performers
Read by the author with various readers.
Description
"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.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Siegal, N. (2014). The anatomy lesson. Unabridged. [Westminster, MD] : [New York]: Books on Tape ; Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Siegal, Nina, 1969-. 2014. The Anatomy Lesson. [Westminster, MD] : [New York]: Books on Tape ; Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Siegal, Nina, 1969-, The Anatomy Lesson. [Westminster, MD] : [New York]: Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Siegal, Nina. The Anatomy Lesson. Unabridged. [Westminster, MD] : [New York]: Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, 2014.

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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