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The anatomy lesson : a novel, Nina Siegal

Label
The anatomy lesson : a novel
Title
The anatomy lesson
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nina Siegal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in seventeenth-century Holland, this historical novel imagines the complex story behind one of Rembrandt's most famous paintings. Commissioned by a prominent Amsterdam medical guild, The Anatomical Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was one of Rembrandt's first paintings to gain public notice; the novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection, and, as they prepare for that evening's big event, follows several characters, including Rembrandt himself
Summary
"Set in seventeenth-century Holland, an engrossing historical novel that brilliantly imagines the complex story behind one of Rembrandt's most famous paintings commissioned by a prominent Amsterdam medical guild, The Anatomical Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was one of Rembrandt's first paintings to gain public notice. The novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection, and, as they prepare for that evening's big event, it follows several characters: a one-handed coat thief called Aris the Kid, who is awaiting his turn at the gallows; the twenty-six-year-old Dutch master himself, who feels a shade uneasy about this assignment; Jan Fetchet, a curio collector who also moonlights as an acquirer of medical cadavers; Flora, the woman pregnant with Aris's child, who hopes to collect her lover's body for a Christian burial before it's too late; Rene Descartes, who attended the dissection in the course of his quest to understand where the human soul resides; and Pia, a contemporary art historian who is examining the painting in the future. As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to change his initial composition in a fundamental way. Bringing to life the vivid world of Amsterdam in 1632, The Anatomy Lesson offers a rich slice of history and a textured story by a masterful young writer"--
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10277515
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.I37
LC item number
A53 2014
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The anatomy lesson : a novel, Nina Siegal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5663442
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 271 pages
Isbn
9780385538367
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013034642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn851420012
  • (OCoLC)851420012
Label
The anatomy lesson : a novel, Nina Siegal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5663442
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 271 pages
Isbn
9780385538367
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013034642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn851420012
  • (OCoLC)851420012

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