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The alchemist's daughter, Katharine McMahon

Label
The alchemist's daughter
Title
The alchemist's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Katharine McMahon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A student of Isaac Newton, John Selden believes he can turn his daughter into a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist. Secluded in their ancient house, with only two servants for company, he fills Emilie with knowledge and records her progress obsessively. In the spring of 1725, their work is interrupted by the arrival of two strangers: one a researcher, the other a dazzling young merchant. During the course of a sultry August, while her father is away, Emilie experiences the passion of first love. Listening to her heart rather than her head, she makes a choice. Banished to London and plunged headlong into a society that is both glamorous and ruthless, Emilie discovers that for all her extraordinary education she has no insight into the workings of the human heart. When she tries to return to the world of books and study, she instead unravels a shocking secret that sets her on her true journey to enlightenment
Cataloging source
TEFBT
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McMahon, Katharine
Dewey number
823/.914
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR6063.C5755
LC item number
A43 2006ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Justine Eyre
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Eyre, Justine
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  • Scientists
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Conflict of generations
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Fathers
  • Social isolation
  • Country homes
  • Young women
  • Alchemists
  • England
Target audience
general
Label
The alchemist's daughter, Katharine McMahon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1032434
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library edition
Extent
10 audio discs (approximately 71 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415927670
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
6880-CD
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1032434
  • (OCoLC)62868393
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The alchemist's daughter, Katharine McMahon
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1032434
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library edition
Extent
10 audio discs (approximately 71 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415927670
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
6880-CD
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1032434
  • (OCoLC)62868393
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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