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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Faber & Faber
Publication date September 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780571169344
ISBN-10 0571169341
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sits Lady Thomasina Coverly, aged thirteen, and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Through the window may be seen some of the '500 acres inclusive of lake' where Capability Brown's idealized landscape is about to give way to the 'picturesque' Gothic style: 'everything but vampires', as the garden historian Hannah Jarvis remarks to Bernard Nightingale when they stand in the same room 180 years later.

Bernard has arrived to uncover the scandal which is said to have taken place when Lord Byron stayed at Sidley Park.

Tom Stoppard's absorbing play takes us back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life - 'the attraction', as Hannah says, 'which Newton left out'.

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from Gardners Books (November 1, 1994)
9780573017186 | details & prices | 92 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $16.90
About: The classicism of Lady Croom's grounds are being turned into a romantic chaos.
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from Faber & Faber (September 1, 1994)
9780571169344 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $15.00
About: In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sits Lady Thomasina Coverly, aged thirteen, and her tutor, Septimus Hodge.

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