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The Resource The miniaturist : a novel, Jessie Burton, (electronic resource)

The miniaturist : a novel, Jessie Burton, (electronic resource)

Label
The miniaturist : a novel
Title
The miniaturist
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jessie Burton
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Language
eng
Summary
Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam'a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion'a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering with mystery, in the tradition of Emma Donoghue, Sarah Waters, and Sarah Dunant. "There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed . . ." On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office'leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin. But Nella's world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist'an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways . . . Johannes' gift helps Nella to pierce the closed world of the Brandt household. But as she uncovers its unusual secrets, she begins to understand'and fear'the escalating dangers that await them all. In this repressively pious society where gold is worshipped second only to God, to be different is a threat to the moral fabric of society, and not even a man as rich as Johannes is safe. Only one person seems to see the fate that awaits them. Is the miniaturist the key to their salvation . . . or the architect of their destruction' Enchanting, beautiful, and exquisitely suspenseful, The Miniaturist is a magnificent story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth
Summary
A dollhouse whose figures and furnishings foretell life events, mysterious notes, family secrets and the powerful guild and church of 1686 Amsterdam. All these elements combine for an engaging story of a young bride’s struggle to be the ‘architect of her own fortune.’ -- Elizabeth Angelastro for LibraryReads
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Award
  • British Book Award for Book of the Year, 2014.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10312103
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6102.U783
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The miniaturist : a novel, Jessie Burton, (electronic resource)
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http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7B5F72DF-61C0-496E-A30D-656CCF3EC3F3
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062306838
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Publisher number
EB00241747
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7B5F72DF-61C0-496E-A30D-656CCF3EC3F3
System control number
(OCoLC)877886644
Label
The miniaturist : a novel, Jessie Burton, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7B5F72DF-61C0-496E-A30D-656CCF3EC3F3
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062306838
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00241747
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7B5F72DF-61C0-496E-A30D-656CCF3EC3F3
System control number
(OCoLC)877886644
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