The Reinvention Of Love

September 6, 2011|
The Reinvention Of Love by Helen Humphreys
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When Charles Sainte-Beuve, an ambitious French journalist, meets Victor Hugo, a young writer on the verge of fame, he finds himself in a world of great passions, a world in which words can become swords. But, to Charles’ surprise, he is more attracted to Victor’s long-suffering wife, Adèle. When the two lovers create a scandale in Paris, Victor exacts his price for betrayal.

Set during the tumultuous reign of Napoleon III, and sweeping from France to the Channel Islands, to Halifax and back, The Reinvention of Love draws a rich portrait of the old city, where duels are fought in its parks and cholera-ridden bodies float in the Seine. Along its narrow, crime-filled streets, noble families and artists—Chopin, George Sand, Alexandre Dumas—mix with ordinary citizens, still restless with ideas of revolution. And towering over all is the enormous talent of Victor Hugo, who is quickly becoming the voice of France to the world.

The Reinvention of Love turns historical fact into an atmospheric, delicately wrought story of inescapable family ties and forbidden love.

Title:The Reinvention Of Love
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 1 in
Published:September 6, 2011
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781554684434

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