The Resource The book of madness and cures, Regina O'Melveny, (eaudio)

The book of madness and cures, Regina O'Melveny, (eaudio)

Label
The book of madness and cures
Title
The book of madness and cures
Statement of responsibility
Regina O'Melveny
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gabriella Mondini is a brilliant young woman who possesses something rare in the Venice of 1590: the access, learning, and intuition to become a doctor. Her entr<U+00da>e to this profession is provided by her father, himself a renowned physician. In return she helps him research his magnum opus, a vast, encyclopedic work called The Book of Diseases, recording how the water of rue lends second sight, how the manifestations of solar madness arise, and how the horn of the unicorn cures lack of desire. In her own practice, Gabriella has honed her natural ingenuity in administering to the women eager to be her patients. Then Gabriella's father mysteriously disappears. Without him to vouch for her, Gabriella is banished from the guild of physicians. To pursue her life's calling, Gabriella must find her father and bring him back. With two trusted servants she sets out across Europe, following clues from her father's enigmatic letters. Has he been gripped by madness or seized by some shattering medical discovery? Gabriella crosses the mountains of Switzerland and the wilds of Germania; she meets with the greatest medical minds of Europe in Padua, Leiden, Edenburg; she traces him through strange and forbidding cities, all the way to the spice-scented streets of Morocco. With each step, she expands her own fluency in healing. By the end of her search, Gabriella will encounter the hidden truths of her family and unfold the deepest mysteries within herself. Layered with medical lore and vivid details of Renaissance life, The Book of Madness and Cures spirals through a remarkable period of cultural turmoil and astonishing discoveries in science and art: an intoxicating and unforgettable debut
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Melveny, Regina
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Katherine Kellgren
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kellgren, Katherine
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women physicians
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Missing persons
  • Self-realization in women
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The book of madness and cures, Regina O'Melveny, (eaudio)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 23 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781611131765
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11337820
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11337820
System control number
MWT11337820
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The book of madness and cures, Regina O'Melveny, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 23 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781611131765
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11337820
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11337820
System control number
MWT11337820
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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