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 Eadweard Muybridge determines to pioneer a technology that will allow cameras to catch reality down to its most fleeting moments. But it isnt until he falls in love with Holly Hughes, a daring young dancer determined to bring womens rights to the forefront of American politics, that his desire to improve the instrument finds its animating reason: to catch Hollys beauty in motion. Inexorably, she becomes his obsession leading to a love affair that is threatened by a rivals desire for Muybridges technological expertise.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 143 x 206 x 21mm | 295g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • 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. Seidmans Moments Captured it is a wonderful tribute: Muybridge is a hero of a Californian dream, his every misstep, in Seidmans 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 *
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About Robert J. Seidman

Robert J. Seidmans first novel, One Smart Indian, was published to acclaim in 1979. He is the co-author of Ulysses Annotated. Seidmans 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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