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Merivel

(2012)
A Man of his Time
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel (nominee)
Get ready to laugh, prepare to weep -- Robert Merivel is back in Rose Tremain's magical sequel to "Restoration."

Robert Merivel, courtier to Charles II is no longer a young man -- but off he goes to France in search of the Sun King and to Switzerland in pursuit of a handsome woman. Versailles -- all glitter in front and squalor behind -- is a fiasco: Merivel is forced to share an attic (and a chamber pot) with a Dutch clock-maker while attempting to sustain himself on peas and jam and water from the fountains. Switzerland, by contrast, is perhaps a little too comfortable. But the lady, a clever botanist, leads Merivel deliciously on -- until her jealous husband bursts in with duelling pistols.

As he narrates the picaresque journey, Merivel gets into all sorts of scrapes; he is torn between enjoying himself and making something of his life, through medicine and the study of science. He tries to be diligent, but constantly backslides into laugher and laziness. A big-hearted rogue who loves his daughter, his country house and the English King... Merivel is Everyman -- and he speaks directly to us down the centuries.

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Hardback Editions

April 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Merivel: A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 0-393-07957-0 / 978-0-393-07957-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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September 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Merivel: A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 0-7011-8520-1 / 978-0-7011-8520-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Merivel: A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 0-393-34893-8 / 978-0-393-34893-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Merivel: A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 0-09-954843-7 / 978-0-09-954843-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Merivel: A Man of His Time (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 1-4712-3962-4 / 978-1-4712-3962-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Merivel: A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 0-7011-8521-X / 978-0-7011-8521-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Audio Editions

May 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Merivel: A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 1-62064-962-4 / 978-1-62064-962-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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May 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Merivel: A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 1-62460-313-0 / 978-1-62460-313-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Merivel: A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Merivel: A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Merivel: A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Merivel, A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Merivel, A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Merivel, A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Merivel: A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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September 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Merivel: A Man of His Time
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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