The Passion

The Passion

eBook - 2007
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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.
Publisher: 2007
ISBN: 9780802198716
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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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nickhowe85
May 30, 2016

The style was simple, but full of great lines. Really beautiful characters and storytelling.

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finn75
May 23, 2013

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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