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The Anatomy Lesson - A Novel

Nina Siegal

Set in one day in 1632, The Anatomy Lesson is a stunning portrayal of Golden Age Amsterdam and a brilliantly imagined back-story to Rembrandt's first great work of art. Told from several points of view, ranging from a curio dealer who collects bodies for the city's chief anatomist to philosopher Rene Descartes, the novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection that is to be recorded by the twenty-six-year-old artist from Leiden who has yet to attach his famous signature to a painting. As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to make fundamental changes to his initial composition. These changes will remain mysteries for centuries until a young art historian closely examines the painting in the twenty-first century, and makes surprising discoveries about the painter, his process, and his genius for capturing enduring truths about human nature in a single moment.

Set in one day in 1632, The Anatomy Lesson is a stunning portrayal of Golden Age Amsterdam and a brilliantly imagined back-story to Rembrandt's first great work of art. Told from several points of view, ranging from a curio dealer who collects bodies for the city's chief anatomist to philosopher Rene Descartes, the novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection that is to be recorded by the twenty-six-year-old artist from Leiden who has yet to attach his famous signature to a painting. As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to make fundamental changes to his initial composition. These changes will remain mysteries for centuries until a young art historian closely examines the painting in the twenty-first century, and makes surprising discoveries about the painter, his process, and his genius for capturing enduring truths about human nature in a single moment.
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Set in one day in 1632, The Anatomy Lesson is a stunning portrayal of Golden Age Amsterdam and a brilliantly imagined back-story to Rembrandt's first great work of art. Told from several points of view, ranging from a curio dealer who collects bodies for the city's chief anatomist to philosopher Rene Descartes, the novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection that is to be recorded by the twenty-six-year-old artist from Leiden who has yet to attach his famous signature to a painting. As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to make fundamental changes to his initial composition. These changes will remain mysteries for centuries until a young art historian closely examines the painting in the twenty-first century, and makes surprising discoveries about the painter, his process, and his genius for capturing enduring truths about human nature in a single moment.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

9h 11m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:53


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:19:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:31