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Viper wine : a novel, Hermione Eyre

Label
Viper wine : a novel
Title
Viper wine
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Hermione Eyre
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Venetia Stanley was the great beauty of her day, so dazzling she inspired Ben Jonson to poetry and Van Dyck to painting. But now she is married, the adoration to which she has become accustomed has curdled to scrutiny, and she fears her powers are waning. Her devoted husband, Sir Kenelm Digby--explorer, diplomat, philosopher, alchemist-- refuses to prepare a beauty tonic for her, insisting on her continued perfection. Venetia, growing desperate, secretly engages an apothecary to sell her "viper wine"--a strange potion said to bolster the blood and invigorate the skin. The results are instant, glorious, and addictive, and soon the ladies of the court of Charles I are looking unnaturally youthful. But there is a terrible price to be paid, as science clashes with magic, puritans rebel against the decadent monarchy, and England slides into civil war. Based on real events and written with anachronistic verve, Viper Wine is an intoxicating brew of love, longing and vanity, where the 17th and 21st centuries mix and mingle in the most enchanting and mind-bending ways" --
Summary
Fearing that age will mar her once-admired beauty after her marriage, Venetia secretly purchases an addictive youth potion that overwhelms the court of Charles I as England slides into a terrible war
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Writing style
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10401429
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
Label
Viper wine : a novel, Hermione Eyre
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [409]-412)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20387948
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 412 pages
Isbn
9780553419351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn884479957
  • (OCoLC)884479957
Label
Viper wine : a novel, Hermione Eyre
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [409]-412)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20387948
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 412 pages
Isbn
9780553419351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn884479957
  • (OCoLC)884479957

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