The Alchemist's Daughter

The Alchemist's Daughter

A Novel

Book - 2006
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During the English Age of Reason, a woman cloistered since birth learns that knowledge is no substitute for experience.

Raised by her father in near isolation in the English countryside, Emilie Selden is trained as a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist. In the spring of 1725, father and daughter embark upon their most daring alchemical experiment to date--attempting to breathe life into dead matter. But when Emilie--against her father's wishes--experiences the passion of first love, she is banished to London, where she soon discovers she knows nothing about human nature--or her own family's complicated past. So begins her shocking journey to enlightenment.

Also available as a Random House Large Print edition and as an eBook
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2006.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780307238511
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 25 cm.

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