The Passion

Winterson, Jeanette

Book - 1987
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Passion
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.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c1987
ISBN: 9780802135223
Branch Call Number: FICTION WINTERSON 1987
Characteristics: ix, 172, [8] p. ;,21 cm


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Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this novel plays with structure and identity. The destinies of two remarkable people are intertwined: Henri, a French soldier, and Villanelle, the daughter of a Venetian boatmen, who has lost her heart to a married noblewoman and who wanders the Western world to re... Read More »

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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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