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The Resource Any human heart, William Boyd, (electronic resource)

Any human heart, William Boyd, (electronic resource)

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Any human heart
Title
Any human heart
Statement of responsibility
William Boyd
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Language
eng
Summary
Bestselling author William Boyd-the novelist who has been called a "master storyteller" (Chicago Tribune) and "a gutsy writer who is good company to keep" (Time)-here gives us his most entertaining, sly, and compelling novel to date. The novel evokes the tumult, events, and iconic faces of our time as it tells the story of Logan Mountstuart-writer, lover, and man of the world-through his intimate journals. It is the "riotous and disorganized reality" of Mountstuart's eighty-five years in all their extraordinary, tragic, and humorous aspects. The journals begin with his boyhood in Montevideo, Uruguay, then move to Oxford in the 1920s and the publication of his first book, then on to Paris where he meets Joyce, Picasso, Hemingway, et al., and to Spain, where he covers the civil war. During World War II, we see him as an agent for naval intelligence, becoming embroiled in a murder scandal that involves the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The postwar years bring him to New York as an art dealer in the world of 1950s abstract expressionism, then on to West Africa, to London where he has a run-in with the Baader-Meinhof Gang, and, finally, to France where, in his old age, he acquires a measure of hard-won serenity. This is a moving, ambitious, and richly conceived novel that summons up the heroics and follies of twentieth-century life
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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1952-
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Boyd, William
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fiction
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Read by Simon Vance
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  • Vance, Simon
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  • British
  • Art dealers
  • Biographers
  • Novelists
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adult
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Any human heart, William Boyd, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 59 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781455113934
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MWT10024675
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sound
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other
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10024675
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MWT10024675
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Any human heart, William Boyd, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 59 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781455113934
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10024675
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10024675
System control number
MWT10024675
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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