The stargazer's sister : a novel / Carrie Brown.

Nā: Brown, Carrie, 1959- [author.].
Momo rauemi: materialTypeLabelPukapukaWhakaahuatanga: x, 332 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780804197939; 0804197938.Ngā marau: Herschel, Caroline Lucretia, 1750-1848 -- Fiction | Women astronomers -- Great Britain -- Fiction | Astronomers -- Great Britain -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | Herschel, William, 1738-1822 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Biographical fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: "From the acclaimed author of The Last First Day, here is a beautiful new period novel: a nineteenth-century story of female empowerment before its time, based on the life of Caroline Herschel, sister of the great composer and astronomer William Herschel and an astronomer in her own right. This exquisitely imagined novel opens as William rescues Caroline from a life of drudgery in Germany and brings her to England and a world of music making and stargazing. Lina, as Caroline is known, serves as William���s assistant and the captain of his exhilaratingly busy household. William is generous, wise, and charismatic, an obsessive genius whom Lina adores and serves with the fervency of a beloved wife. When William suddenly announces that he will be married, Lina watches her world collapse. With her characteristically elegant prose, Carrie Brown creates from history a compelling story that interweaves familial collaboration and conflict with a haunting exploration of the sublime beauty of astronomy and our small but essential place within a vast and astonishing cosmos. Through Lina���s trials and successes we witness the dawning of an early feminist consciousness���a woman struggling to find her own place among the stars."--
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From the acclaimed author of The Last First Day, here is a beautiful new period novel: a nineteenth-century story of female empowerment before its time, based on the life of Caroline Herschel, sister of the great composer and astronomer William Herschel and an astronomer in her own right.

This exquisitely imagined novel opens as William rescues Caroline from a life of drudgery in Germany and brings her to England and a world of music making and stargazing. Lina, as Caroline is known, serves as William's assistant and the captain of his exhilaratingly busy household. William is generous, wise, and charismatic, an obsessive genius whom Lina adores and serves with the fervency of a beloved wife. When William suddenly announces that he will be married, Lina watches her world collapse. With her characteristically elegant prose, Carrie Brown creates from history a compelling story that interweaves familial collaboration and conflict with a haunting exploration of the sublime beauty of astronomy and our small but essential place within a vast and astonishing cosmos. Through Lina's trials and successes we witness the dawning of an early feminist consciousness--a woman struggling to find her own place among the stars.

"From the acclaimed author of The Last First Day, here is a beautiful new period novel: a nineteenth-century story of female empowerment before its time, based on the life of Caroline Herschel, sister of the great composer and astronomer William Herschel and an astronomer in her own right. This exquisitely imagined novel opens as William rescues Caroline from a life of drudgery in Germany and brings her to England and a world of music making and stargazing. Lina, as Caroline is known, serves as William���s assistant and the captain of his exhilaratingly busy household. William is generous, wise, and charismatic, an obsessive genius whom Lina adores and serves with the fervency of a beloved wife. When William suddenly announces that he will be married, Lina watches her world collapse. With her characteristically elegant prose, Carrie Brown creates from history a compelling story that interweaves familial collaboration and conflict with a haunting exploration of the sublime beauty of astronomy and our small but essential place within a vast and astonishing cosmos. Through Lina���s trials and successes we witness the dawning of an early feminist consciousness���a woman struggling to find her own place among the stars."--

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This latest novel from Brown (The Last First Day) focuses on Caroline (Lina) Herschel, a remarkable woman but just what the title says she is-someone's sister. Caroline's brother, William, an astronomer and a genius, rescues her from a terrible home life and servitude to their difficult mother. In exchange, Lina serves William. Certainly, she is more than just a housekeeper-she's a research assistant, companion, and confidante-but he is so driven in his astronomical pursuits that it's a wonder she survives. She loves him fiercely, believing that he is one of the greatest minds of their time, but does that mean she should live a life of total self-sacrifice and duty? Is William unrelentingly selfish, thinking only of his needs, or does his intellect and achievements excuse him? William opens up a world of wonder to Lina, bringing awe into her life, and she becomes an accomplished astronomer of her own. But readers must decide for themselves whether she has her own life or is ultimately just "the stargazer's sister." Verdict This beautiful and unusual book about familial love, duty, and sacrifice is based on real-life individuals, and though the story of the Herschel siblings might not be well known, it's one worth discovering. [See Prepub Alert, 7/13/15.]-Shaunna E. Hunter, Hampden-Sydney Coll. Lib., VA © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Tākupu nā Lynne
25/04/2016

This is a novel based on the true story of Carol Herschel the sister of William Herschel astronomer Royal to the King during the 1800s . Carol became an astronomer in her own right and this story informs us of what her life was probably like. I found it engrossing. Superbly written, the descriptions of her surroundings and tenor of life drew you into her world. A brother whose passion for the heavens was so consuming that he had no idea of what he was asking if his sister. They would be up most of the night he watching the stars Carol taking notes of all he saw. Then she ran the household which included men working in a factory making telescopes. This is a book I have recommended to my book club and several friends.

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