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The Passion

Winterson, Jeanette (Book - 1987)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Passion
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Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars, the lives of two people are intertwined; Henri, a simple French soldier who follows Napolean from glory to Russian ruin and Villanelle, the daughter of a Venetian boatman whos husband has gambled away her heart.
Authors: Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-
Title: The passion
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c1987
Characteristics: ix, 172, [8] p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jeanette Winterson
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 1987 by Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd." -- T.p. verso
Includes Grove Press reading group guide by Lindsey Tate
Summary: Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars, the lives of two people are intertwined; Henri, a simple French soldier who follows Napolean from glory to Russian ruin and Villanelle, the daughter of a Venetian boatman whos husband has gambled away her heart.
ISBN: 9780802135223
0802135226
Branch Call Number: FICTION WINTERSON 1987
Subject Headings: Soldiers France Fiction French fiction Russia (Federation) Moscow Man-woman relationships Italy Venice Fiction Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 Fiction
Topical Term: Soldiers
French fiction
Man-woman relationships
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
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May 23, 2013
  • finn75 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Incredible descriptions of war. So much heart and story in a small book. Well worth a read if you like interesting characters, history and love!

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