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All Passion Spent

Sackville-West, V.

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
All Passion Spent
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In 1860, as anbsp;young girl of 17, Lady Slane nurtures a secret, burning ambition#151;to become an artist.nbsp;She becomes, instead,nbsp;the wife of a great statesman and the mother ofnbsp;6 children. Seventynbsp;years later, released by widowhood, and to the dismay of her pompous children, she abandons the family home for a tiny house in Hampstead. Here she recollects the dreams of youth, and revels innbsp;her newfound freedomnbsp;with her odd assortment of companions: Genoux, her French maid; Mr. Bucktrout, her house agent; and a coffin maker who pictures people dead in order to reveal their true characters.nbsp;And then there'snbsp;Mr. FitzGeorge, an eccentric millionaire who met and loved her in India when she was young and very lovely. It is here in this world of her own that she finds a passion that comes only with the freedom to choose, and it is this, her greatest gift, that she passes on to the only one who can understand its value. First published in 1931, Vita Sackville-West's masterpiece is the fictional companion to her great friend Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own .

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Publisher: London : Virago, 2011
ISBN: 0860683583
9780860683582
Branch Call Number: FICTION SACKVILLE 2011
Characteristics: xiii, 174 p. ;,20 cm

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This 1931 novel is perfect for those of us contemplating a quiet retirement! It's also very funny.

It is here in this world of her own that she finds a passion that comes only with the freedom to choose, and it is this, her greatest gift, that she passes on to the only one who can understand its value.


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