Moments Captured

Moments Captured


By (author) Robert J. Seidman

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  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 203mm x 21mm | 302g
  • Publication date: 22 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0715647458
  • ISBN 13: 9780715647455

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Frustrated by his inability to harness the frenetic energy of a country on the brink of change, photographer Eadward Muybridge determines to pioneer a technology that will allow cameras to catch reality down to its most fleeting moments. But it isn't until he falls in love with Holly Hughes, a daring young dancer determined to bring women's rights to the forefront of American politics, that his desire to improve the instrument finds its animating reason: to catch Holly's beauty in motion. Inexorably, she becomes his obsession - leading to a love affair that is threatened by a rival's desire for Muybridge's technological expertise

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Author information

Robert J. Seidman's first novel, One Smart Indian, was published to acclaim in 1979. He is the co-author of Ulysses Annotated. Seidman's film credits include Lush Life: Billy Strayhorn, a documentary that won the Writers' Guild Award for Best Documentary Script, a George Foster Peabody Award and an Emmy. He lives in New York.

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'The allure and the distinctiveness of the West resounds clearly in Robert J. Seidman's Moments Captured - it is a wonderful tribute: Muybridge is a hero of a Californian dream, his every misstep, in Seidman's telling, inspired by love' New Republic 'A sweeping historical novel - Seidman is at his best with meaty plot twists, and the tale gets more gripping in the second half when the crimes and betrayals begin piling up' Kirkus Reviews