Merivel

Merivel

A Man of His Time

Book - 2013
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Court physician Robert Merivel has a middle age crisis and sets off for Versailles where he meets Madame de Flamanville, a Swiss botanist, and rescues a captive bear to take back to Bidnold Manor.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2013
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393079579
0393079570
Branch Call Number: Fiction Tremain
Characteristics: 373 p. ; 25 cm

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Aug 18, 2014

What was Mrs Tremain trying to write? a satire? a philosophical treaty? an anthropological essay or just a crude novel of adventures? she insists so heavily on the bestial nature of mankind that it spoils the story. This weak and pathetic anti-hero even fails to arouse the reader's pity.

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