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The raft

Author: Arabella Edge
Publisher: Waterville, Me. ; Bath : Thorndike/Chivers, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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A tale of grand passion set in Paris in 1818, Inspired by the story of Theodore Gericault and his extraordinary masterpiece "The Raft of the Medusa". Aged just twenty-one, Gericault is feted at the prestigious salon for his painting Charging Chasseur. Seven years later lovesick and distracted by his secret affair with his benefactor uncle's wife, Alexandrine he is still desperately searching for inspiration for his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Large type books
Named Person: Théodore Géricault; Théodore Géricault
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arabella Edge
ISBN: 9781405641968 1405641967 1405641975 9781405641975
OCLC Number: 219972786
Notes: Originally published: as The god of spring. Australia: Picador, 2005; as The raft. London: Picador, 2006.
Description: 483 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Arabella Edge.

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A tale of grand passion set in Paris in 1818, Inspired by the story of Theodore Gericault and his extraordinary masterpiece "The Raft of the Medusa". Aged just twenty-one, Gericault is feted at the prestigious salon for his painting Charging Chasseur. Seven years later lovesick and distracted by his secret affair with his benefactor uncle's wife, Alexandrine he is still desperately searching for inspiration for his next work. Then he hears about the French frigate Medusa, wrecked off the west coast of Africa. With a hundred and fifty souls abandoned on a makeshift raft, rumours of madness, murder and cannibalism horrify the French public but fascinate Gericault; when he manages to track down two of the raft's survivors to discover what really happened during those fifteen days at sea, he knows he has finally found his subject.

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