Автор: Gilbert Elizabeth Название: Signature of All Things ISBN: 1408841924 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408841921 Издательство: Bloomsbury Цена: 872 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (2 шт.)
Автор: Gilbert, Elizabeth Название: Signature of All Things (OME) ISBN: 1408850044 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408850046 Издательство: Bloomsbury Цена: 542 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: The Signature of All Things is a big, ambitious book, beginning with the world-spanning exploits of one Henry Whittaker, thief turned botanist, in the late 1700s, before moving on to his daughter Alma about 50 pages in. Alma grows up fantastically wealthy and encouraged to follow scientific pursuits, falls in love with a local publisher, and you think you know where this is going.... but then, well, it doesn't go that way, and a third of the way through the book she's 48 years old, and then the real story begins.
Автор: Gilbert Elizabeth Название: The Signature of All Things ISBN: 0143125842 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143125846 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 1124 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (2 шт.) Описание: 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. Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert's newest book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. 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.
Автор: Elizabeth Gilbert Название: The Signature of All Things ISBN: 1408841908 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408841907 Издательство: Bloomsbury Цена: 1128 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (более 3-х шт.) Описание: 5 January 1800. At the beginning of a new century, Alma Whittaker is born into a perfect Philadelphia winter. Her father, Henry Whittaker, is a bold and charismatic botanical explorer whose vast fortune belies his lowly beginnings as a vagrant in Sir Joseph Banks's Kew Gardens and as a deck hand on Captain Cook's HMS Resolution. Alma's mother, a strict woman from an esteemed Dutch family, has a knowledge of botany equal to any man's. It is not long before Alma, an independent girl with a thirst for knowledge, comes into her own within the world of plants and science. But as her careful studies of moss take her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, the man she comes to love draws her in the opposite direction - into the realm of the spiritual, the divine and the magical. She is a clear-minded scientist; he is a Utopian artist. But what unites this couple is a shared passion for knowing - a desperate desire to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all of life. The Signature of All Things is a big novel, about a big century. It soars across the globe from London, to Peru, to Philadelphia, to Tahiti, to Amsterdam. Peopled with extraordinary characters - missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses and the quite mad -above all it has an unforgettable heroine in Alma Whittaker, a woman of the Enlightened Age who stands defiantly on the cusp of the modern.
Автор: Gilbert Elizabeth Название: Mange, Prie, Aime ISBN: 2253126306 ISBN-13(EAN): 9782253126300 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 879 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: A trente et un ans, Elizabeth possede tout ce qu'une femme peut souhaiter: un mari devoue, une belle maison, une carriere prometteuse. Pourtant, elle est rongee par l'angoisse et le doute. Un divorce, une depression et une liaison desastreuse la laissent encore plus desemparee. Elle decide alors de tout plaquer pour partir seule a travers le monde En Italie, elle goute aux delices de la dolce vita et prend les douze kilos les plus heureux de sa vie; en Inde, ashram et rigueur ascetique l'aident a discipliner son esprit et, en Indonesie, elle cherche a reconcilier son corps et son ame pour trouver cet equilibre qu'on appelle le bonheur... Et qui n'a jamais reve de changer de vie ?
Автор: Elizabeth Gilbert Название: Eat, Pray, Love Film tie-in edition ISBN: 1408810107 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408810101 Издательство: Bloomsbury Цена: 632 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (более 3-х шт.) Описание: Elizabeth Gilbert is in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they`re trying for a baby - and she doesn`t want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realizes it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance.
Автор: Gilbert, Elizabeth Название: Pilgrims ISBN: 0747598258 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780747598251 Издательство: Bloomsbury Цена: 722 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: Now Elizabeth Gilbert`s thousands of UK fans can enjoy her very first book - a collection of short stories of memorable individuals pursuing their own American pilgrimage
Автор: Gilbert, Elizabeth Название: Stern men ISBN: 074759824X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780747598244 Издательство: Bloomsbury Цена: 722 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: The debut novel from the bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love
Автор: Gilbert, Elizabeth Название: Stern Men ISBN: 0143114697 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143114697 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1050 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: The "wonderful first novel about life, love, and lobster fishing" (USA Today) from the #1 bestselling writer Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert's new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, on sale now In 2000, Elizabeth Gilbert's Stern Men debuted to phenomenal critical attention. Now, Penguin is publishing a new edition of Gilbert's wise and charming novel for the millions of readers who devoured Eat, Pray, Love and remain hungry for more. Off the coast of Maine, Ruth Thomas is born into a feud fought for generations by two groups of local lobstermen over fishing rights for the waters that lie between their respective islands. At eighteen, she has returned from boarding school-smart as a whip, feisty, and irredeemably unromantic-determined to throw over her education and join the "stern men"working the lobster boats. Gilbert utterly captures the American spirit through an unforgettable heroine who is destined for greatness-and love-despite herself.