La firma de todas las cosas / The Signature of All Things

La firma de todas las cosas / The Signature of All Things

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Paperback, Santillana USA Pub Co Inc, 2013, ISBN13 9781622631216, ISBN10 1622631218
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LA FIRMA DE TODAS LAS COSAS / THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS

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LA FIRMA DE TODAS LAS COSAS / THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS

Llega la nueva novela de la autora de "Come reza ama" Todas las cosas se pueden clasificar y etiquetar, excepto un espiritu aventurero.

5 de enero de 1800
En los albores de un nuevo siglo, en un invierno caracteristico de Filadelfia, nace Alma Whittaker. Su padre, Henry Whittaker, es un explorador botanico audaz y carismatico cuya vasta fortuna oculta unos origenes humildes: comenzo de pilluelo en los jardines Kew de Sir Joseph Banks y de grumete a bordo del "Resolution " del capitan Cook."" La madre de Alma, una estricta holandesa de buena familia, sabe tanto de botanica como cualquier hombre.

Nina independiente, con una sed de conocimientos insaciable, Alma no tarda en adentrarse en el mundo de las plantas y de la ciencia. Sin embargo, a medida que el minucioso estudio de los musgos la acerca mas y mas a los misterios de la evolucion, el hombre al que ama la arrastra en la direccion opuesta: al mundo de lo espiritual, lo divino y lo magico. Ella es una cientifica de mente despejada; el es un artista utopico. Pero lo que une a esta pareja es la pasion compartida por el saber: el desesperado deseo de comprender como funciona el mundo, de que estan hechos los mecanismos de la vida.

"La firma de todas las cosas "es una novela grandiosa que narra la historia de un siglo grandioso. Recorre todo el mundo, desde Londres hasta Peru, Filadelfia, Tahiti o A?msterdam. Habitada por personajes extraordinarios (misioneros, abolicionistas, aventureros, astronomos, capitanes de mar, genios y locos), cuenta, por encima de todo, con una heroina inolvidable: Alma Whittaker, una mujer de la Ilustracion que se yergue desafiante en la cuspide de la era moderna.

Resenas:
-Una autora de talento incandescente-. Annie Proulx, autora de "Brokeback Mountain"

-Su prosa es moderna y accesible, y esta apoyada en el argumento en lugar de en el lenguaje para atraer a los lectores. Gilbert se ha consagrado como una narradora de raza que nos desafia con aventuras sobre el descubrimiento del mundo, y esta novela se erige como el proximo exito. (...) Es un gran homenaje a la naturaleza del genio y al progreso inevitable de las ideas-. "The New York Times Book Review "

-Una combinacion de inteligencia, ingenio y exuberancia coloquial que se aproxima a lo irresistible-. Jennifer Egan, autora y premio Pulitzer

-Gilbert consigue la envidiable proeza de narrar las historias de sus personajes con sus propias palabras, desde su punto de vista, sin caer en la pompa ni la altaneria-. "New York Times Book Review"

-Una combinacion de Annie Proulx y John Irving-. "The Times"

-Gilbert, con un supremo dominio de su estilo, evoca sin esfuerzo el espiritu innovador del siglo XIX, cuando los exploradores aficionados, los naturalistas y los entusiastas aportaban enormes contribuciones al progreso. Bellamente escrita e impregnada de amor a la ciencia y al aprendizaje, "La firma de todas las cosas "es un libro de lectura obligada-. "Booklist"

-Distinto de todo lo que ha escrito antes Gilbert (...) Su prosa tiene el brillo elegante de una epopeya del siglo XIX, pero sus inquietudes #la interseccion entre ciencia y fe, la lucha femenina por la realizacion, el ambiguo origen de la industria farmaceutica- son esencialmente modernos-. "The New York Times Magazine"

-La obra mas ambiciosa y puramente imaginativa en veinte anos de carrera de Gilbert: una novela historica profundamente documentada y vividamente narrada sobre una botanica del siglo XIX-. "The Wall Street Journal " ENGLISH DESCRIPTION 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 Whittakera poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia.

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Number of Pages: 643
Original Languages: English
Author: Gilbert, Elizabeth
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo USA
ISBN-13: 9781622631216
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.25 x 1.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1622631218
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