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  • Paperback
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  • Restoration
  • Rose Tremain
  • English
  • 14 October 2019
  • 9780140244885

10 thoughts on “Restoration

  1. says:

    Steeped in the voices and eccentricities of the age of Charles the second Restoration A Novel of Seventeenth Century England is wonderful I felt like I had been transported back in time to all the disagreeable muck and smells and ribaldry of the 1660s At first I thought this was going to be a comic slice of life rendition of a young man's Robert Merivel rise as a sycophant of the king There is humour in this yes but also

  2. says:

    I have the same problem and pleasures with this historical novel set during the reign of Charles II as I do with the author's Music and SilenceAt once pleasingly rich but with annoying inaccuracies like the uaker s

  3. says:

    A really enjoyable Restoration farce with a great deal of heart Robert Merivel is a would be physician and son of a glove maker to the king He lives for pleasure and is something of a rake and does not take his medical studies too seriously He comes to the attention of the king and for a while he is part of the court and plays the fool The king decides to marry him to one of his mistresses This involves going to live on an estate in the co

  4. says:

    Utterly charming poignant and beautifully written After the brilliance of 'The Gustav Sonata' 2016 'Sacred Country' 1992 which has rocketed into the list of my all time favourite books 'The Darkness Of Wallis Simpson' 2005 w

  5. says:

    I found this book uite intriguing The character of Robert Merivel is sympathetic and does a believable character arc changing from a shallow person into a thoughtful physician Tremain does a great job with her historical research creating a nuanced seventeenh century world My favorite parts are Merivel’s medical challenges and discoveries One of my pet peeves in historical fiction is that the heroheroine is far medica

  6. says:

    You may be familiar with the Restoration and Charles II Or maybe not Regardless Rose Tremain gives this historical period double meaning in her novel “Restoration” “Restoration” is a novel which can’t be ignored as it is simply “alive” with sounds emotions and colors immediately jumping from Tremain’s pages the second the reader opens the book Saying that “Restoration” has a heartbeat is putting it mi

  7. says:

    First paragraph Look at me Without my periwig I am an affront to neatness My hair what is left of it is the colour of sand and wiry as hogs' bristles; my ears are of uneven size; my forehead is splattered with freckles; my nose which of course my wig can't conceal however low I wear it is unceremoniously flat

  8. says:

    This is a story about Robert Merivel At the beginning of the story he is an aspiring physician The setting is Restoration England this being when the English Scottish and Irish monarchies were restored under the Stuart King Charles II in 1660 Merivel comes to be married to the king's mistress but the hitch is that he may not bed her He is certainly not to fall in love with her That’s the deal made between the king an

  9. says:

    Tremain’s book is written in first person which doesn’t usually work for me but I really enjoyed this The book follows the misad

  10. says:

    This is such an enjoyable historical fiction book set in the 17th Century during the reign of King Charles II The protagonist Merivel is likable and relatable despite making some bad decisions and I really enjoyed following the complex relationship between him and the King and the difficult situations Merivel fin

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Rose Tremain À 2 Summary

Restoration

Robert Merivel son of a glove maker and an aspiring physician finds his fortunes transformed when he is given a position at the court of King Charles II Merivel slips easily into a life of luxury. I have the same problem and pleasures with this historical novel set during the reign of Charles II as I do with the author s Music and SilenceAt once pleasingly rich but with annoying inaccuracies like the uaker studying at an English university Anglicans only back then These grated on me at one time A less irritable reader however might be moved to accept that this is less a historical novel and a fantastical novel with a dreamlike atmosphere in placesThe hero lives in a world of illusion and delusion at the apex of which is his love for Charles II I note how in German this novel is called The King s Fool which is appropriate The hero is sent down through the world and has to remake himself A process that involves seeing and experiencing the insanity of existence from a variety of points of view departing a fantasy existence in a Norfolk manor house as fake husband to one of Charles II s mistressesview spoiler a twist perhaps on normal for Norfolk hide spoiler

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And idleness enthusiastically enjoying the women and wine of the vibrant Restoration age But when he’s called on to serve the king in an unusual role he transgresses the one law that he is for. You may be familiar with the Restoration and Charles II Or maybe not Regardless Rose Tremain gives this historical period double meaning in her novel Restoration Restoration is a novel which can t be ignored as it is simply alive with sounds emotions and colors immediately jumping from Tremain s pages the second the reader opens the book Saying that Restoration has a heartbeat is putting it mildly This lively novel is supplemented by the main character of Robert Merivel who has disgusting flaws and yet is so relatable that he is an extremely likable character Tremain successfully turns a character which would be hated in any other novel into a lovable one Restoration is not a typical novel but is of a character study following Merivel At times the reader may think that there is no real plot and yet Restoration continues to be a page turner as it feels like one is actually living the story while reading it Further Merivel s character arc is perfect not too fast not too slow and yet subtle enough to be realistic Tremain s prose and literary language in Restoration is also top notch Restoration features all of the star ualities of classic literature along with historical accuracy and character dialogue which feels of the times The reader will have to be reminded that Tremain was not actually alive during Charles II s reignAll of the characters in Restoration have such magnetic chemistry with each other that the story becomes riveting and yet the ratio of coverage each character portrays in relation to others is never overdone Restoration also features uniue storytelling where Merivel speaks almost directly to the reader Although this can be perceived as cheesy it works in Restoration as everything seems to Tremain doesn t focus too much attention on describing the setting of the scenes and yet each creates a vivid picture Simply put Restoration has a uniue draw while being written exceptionally well Also noteworthy are the multi layered events Instead of merely being a part of the plot line each occurrence in the story signifies a deeper lessonmeaning adding substance to the novel and thought provoking philosophical ideas Additionally moving and compelling is Merivel being a protagonist and his own antagonist There is nothing relatable than being your own worst enemyThe second half of Restoration is much different from the first with Tremain focusing on the story than of the deeper character study of the first half Although this doesn t significantly decrease the merit of Restoration it does somewhat change the impact of the writingAlthough subjective I found the descriptions of Merivel s dreamsnightmares to be tedious and not necessary to the plot Not only do these not add depth but Tremain over utilizes the tactic Part two brings about a slackening of pace within the novel and a less inviting plot although Merivel is still likable However the views and angles of historical events such as the Plague and the Great Fire of London are notably different than other historical fiction novels in a good way The conclusion is weaker than expected but Restoration does come full circle and Tremain answers open ended uestions Restoration is uniue well written and incorporates a compelling story with a terrific literary character Tremain s work is suggested for those readers interested in historical fiction or specifically of seventeenth century England

Summary Restoration

Bidden to break and is brutally cast out from his newfound paradise Thus begins Merivel’s journey to self knowledge which will take him down into the lowest depths of seventeenth century societ. First paragraph Look at me Without my periwig I am an affront to neatness My hair what is left of it is the colour of sand and wiry as hogs bristles my ears are of uneven size my forehead is splattered with freckles my nose which of course my wig can t conceal however low I wear it is unceremoniously flat as if I had been hit at birthAnd I knew I was going to like thisThe prose tends to be uite formal Tremain has written this in such a way to help the reader feel with the times the 17th Century She is not as obscure as often Shakespeare was and her spelling is 100% better This is Merrie Olde England with its bawdiness and drunkenness and perhaps a serving wench or two At least one review says it is close to historically accurate though with an occasional error I am not at all familiar with the time period so I could just go with what was on the page Another review considers this erotic but don t you believe itThis is just my type of book being largely a character study I don t know about you but I am not uite the same person I was 10 years ago As I learn as life happens I grow and change with that growth So too does Robert Merivel grow and change over the course of this novel I enjoyed the beginning with its humor as much as later that was seriousI will definitely be reading of Rose Tremain The strong beginning and superb ending have me sliding this into my list of 5 star reads though the middle sections might just be a good uality 4 stars


About the Author: Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain's best selling novels have won many awards including the Baileys Women's Prize the Whitbread Novel of the Year the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger Restoration the first of her novels to feature Robert Merivel was shortlisted for the Booker Prize She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer Richard Holmes