Restoration

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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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Restoration: a novel of seventeenth-century England

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Restoration is all that its title implies: a tale of the restoration of gaiety, self-indulgence, and worldiness after the austerity of the Puritan regime; the restoration of energy and life to London ... Read full review

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The Five Beginnings
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Wedding Games
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An Indian Nightingale
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