The Passion

September 1, 1997|
The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
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Jeanette Winterson's novels have established her as one of the most important young writers in world literature. The Passion is perhaps her most highly acclaimed work, a modern classic that confirms her special claim on the novel. Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars, The Passion intertwines the destinies of two remarkable people: Henri, a simple French soldier, who follows Napoleon from glory to Russian ruin; and Villanelle, the red-haired, web-footed daughter of a Venetian boatman, whose husband has gambled away her heart. In Venice's compound of carnival, chance, and darkness, the pair meet their singular destiny.

In her unique and mesmerizing voice, Winterson blends reality with fantasy, dream, and imagination to weave a hypnotic tale with stunning effects.
Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959 and graduated from St. Catherine's College, Oxford. Her book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, is a semi-autobiographical account of her life as a child preacher (she wrote and gave sermons by the time she was eight years old). The book was the winner of the Whitbread Prize for ...
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Title:The Passion
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 8.28 X 5.47 X 0.52 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.28 X 5.47 X 0.52 in
Published:September 1, 1997
Publisher:Grove Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780802135223

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