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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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

Excellent character study of a man's restoration to usefulness and dignity set against the tawdry goings on of Charles II court, a Quaker refuge for the insane, and work a day London. Robert Merivel ... Read full review

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I wouldn't normally read historical fiction such as this, because I'm too old and demented to be able to learn new facts about history. I'd rather just stick to the current era and read stuff that's ... Read full review

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Wedding Games
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An Indian Nightingale
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