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The book of madness and cures

a novel

by Regina O"Melveny

  • 339 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Little, Brown and Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fathers and daughters,
  • Women physicians,
  • Self-realization in women,
  • Missing persons,
  • History,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Regina O"Melveny
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3615.O44 B66 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25011165M
    ISBN 109780316195836
    LC Control Number2011032489

    Get this from a library! The book of madness and cures: a novel. [Regina O'Melveny] -- Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th century Venice: a woman who practices medicine. Her father, a renowned physician, has provided her entree to this all male profession, and inspired in her a. "Regina O'Melveny's debut novel, The Book of Madness and Cures, is a marvelous, inventive story of a singular courageous woman on a quest to find her missing in the Renaissance, it explores the wonders, and dangers, of Europe and Asia Minor and recreates a world--exotic and familiar, sensuous and beguiling--where a defiant woman, practicing the ancient healing arts, is believed to.

    In return she helps him research his magnum opus, a vast, encyclopedic work called The Book of Diseases, recording how the water of rue lends second sight, how the manifestations of solar madness arise, and how the horn of the unicorn cures lack of desire. The Book of Madness and Cures has a great concept and contains great imagery, but let itself down in the execution. The ending is also just a little disappointing in the end, but that is perhaps due to my own high expectations. If you're a fan of lovely language though, The Book of Madness and Cures is one you'll want to read/5(70).

      The Book of Madness and Cures is the debut mystery novel by Regina O’Melveny. Set during the Renaissance, it chronicles the cross-country journey of Gabriella Mondini, a young widow looking to solve the mystery of the disappearance of her beloved father; a prominent doctor and scholar who has been missing for the last decade. Mentored by her father, Gabriella carries with her the . The book of madness and cures. [Regina O'Melveny] -- Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th century Venice, she's a woman who practices medicine. Her father, a renowned physician, has provided her entree to this all-male profession, and inspired in her.


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The main character of The Book of Madness and Cures is a sixteenth-century Venetian woman who has been trained as a physician by her father, a well-respected doctor of his time. Her father has disappeared, and the novel’s search for him takes Gabriella on a journey that extends from Venice to Padua, from Germany to Holland, from Edinburg to Spain, from Morocco through the deserts of northern Africa.

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In return she helps him research his magnum opus, a vast, encyclopedic work called The Book of Diseases, recording how the water of rue lends second sight, how the manifestations of solar madness arise, and how the horn of the unicorn cures.

Not just mysteries of ailments and treatments, but ultimate mysteries of mortality, love, and the timeless human spirit. Filled with medical lore and sensuous, vivid details of Renaissance life, The Book of Madness and Cures is an intoxicating and unforgettable debut.

The book has a strong premise and parts of it are quite intriguing. Each new stop brings a new acquaintance and a new clue to finding Gabriella’s father. Though Gabriella angrily refuses to admit it, each country that brings her closer to her father also reveals further information about his mental decline.

The Book of Madness and Cures (Kindle Edition) Published April 10th by Little, Brown and Company Kindle Edition, pages. I have to say—reluctantly, like I’m bad-mouthing a friend made of words and paper—that I found the first 30 pages or so of Regina O’Melveny’s debut novel, The Book of Madness and Cures, somewhat like a good friend who made an awkward first impression, the book is.

The Book of Madness and Cures Regina O’Melveny Little, Brown and Company, April $ pages. In Renaissance Venice, Gabriella Mondini is a much sought-after healer of women, apprenticed in the “art of physick” by her father—a doctor who abruptly left his family on a.

Gorgeous and brilliantly written, and filled with details about science, medicine, food, and madness, The Book of Madness and Cures is an unforgettable debut. About the Author Regina O'Melveny 's poetry has been published widely in literary journals, garnering several prizes.Regina O’Melveny had a great idea for a plot for her debut novel, and in better hands, The Book Of Madness And Cures might have been an adventure story and travelogue reminiscent of Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian.

Unfortunately, weak writing makes it just a missed opportunity.Layered with medical lore and vivid details of Renaissance life, The Book of Madness and Cures spirals through a remarkable period of cultural turmoil and astonishing discoveries in science and art: an intoxicating and unforgettable debut.