Restoration is a dazzling romp through 17th-century England. The main character Robert Merivel not only embodies the contradictions of his era, but ours as well. He is trapped between the longing for wealth and power and the realization that the pursuit of these trappings can leave one's life rather empty.
todd budden, August 26, 2008 (view all comments by todd budden)
The lady that wrote this book writes it as seen from the main character, the dashing wanna-be doctor who becomes a friend of King Charles II. A great book . Robert Downey Jr. stars in the movie version and pulled off a part very well that I didn't think he could.
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