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The miniaturist, Jessie Burton

Label
The miniaturist
Title
The miniaturist
Statement of responsibility
Jessie Burton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office-leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin. But Nella's world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist-an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways . . . Johannes' gift helps Nella to pierce the closed world of the Brandt household. But as she uncovers its unusual secrets, she begins to understand-and fear-the escalating dangers that await them all. In this repressively pious society where gold is worshipped second only to God, to be different is a threat to the moral fabric of society, and not even a man as rich as Johannes is safe. Only one person seems to see the fate that awaits them. Is the miniaturist the key to their salvation . . . or the architect of their destruction?
Summary
Engaging the services of a miniaturist to furnish a cabinet-sized replica of her new home, 18-year-old Nella Oortman, the wife of an illustrious merchant trader, soon discovers that the artist's tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerieand unexpected ways
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • British Book Award for Book of the Year, 2014.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10312103
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burton, Jessie
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6102.U783
LC item number
M56 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miniature painters
  • Merchants
  • Young women
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • FICTION / Historical / General
  • FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The miniaturist, Jessie Burton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20263385
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
400 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780062306814
Lccn
2014501567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration, map
Label
The miniaturist, Jessie Burton
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20263385
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
400 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780062306814
Lccn
2014501567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration, map

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