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The Signature of All Things By Elizabeth Gilbert Audiobook
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The Signature of All Things By Elizabeth Gilbert Audiobook l 564 MB

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

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 WhittakerΓÇöa poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, HenryΓÇÖs brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her fatherΓÇÖs money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As AlmaΓÇÖs 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 directionΓÇöinto the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artistΓÇöbut 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 globeΓÇöfrom 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, whoΓÇöborn in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial RevolutionΓÇöbears 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, GilbertΓÇÖs wise, deep, and spellbinding tale is certain to capture the hearts and minds of readers.

Audio CD
Publisher: Penguin Audio; Unabridged edition (October 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1611762022
ISBN-13: 978-1611762020
Read by Juliet Stevenson
Format: MP3
Bitrate: 64 Kbps
Unabridged

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