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Penguin Books, 1991 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Restoration is a dazzling romp through 17th-century England. The main character Robert Merivel not only embodies the contradictions of his era, but ours as well. He is trapped between the longing for wealth and power and the realization that the pursuit of these trappings can leave one's life rather empty.

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The pace is great, the human insight is great. - Goodreads
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The writing is wonderful and the characters engrossing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Philomena McGirr - Goodreads

This was an odd one. The story kept me reading, and I didn't want to put it down. It was original, especially in that I didn't quite know what to expect nor could I predict what would happen next. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrea Zuvich - Goodreads

Tremain's book is written in first-person, which doesn't usually work for me, but I really enjoyed this. The book follows the misadventures of Robert Merivel, who is really immature and even a little ... Read full review

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