Moments Captured

Moments Captured

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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 expertiseshow more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 136 x 203 x 21mm | 302g
  • Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0715647458
  • 9780715647455

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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 Reviewsshow more

About Robert J. Seidman

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 more