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Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars, "The Passion" intertwines the destinies of two remarkable people: Henri, a simple French soldier, and Villanelle, the daughter of aVenetian boatmen, who has lost her heart to a married noblewoman and who wanders the Western world to retrieve it.

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Jeanette Wintersons 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 Venices 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.

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Elliott Blackwell, September 15, 2011 (view all comments by Elliott Blackwell)
A fantastic tale that reminds one of the best of Marquez or Calvino. The novel follows two protagonists stories: that of Henri a soldier and cook for Napoleon and Villanelle the androgynous Venetian whose story is caught up in romance and chance. Their two stories start seperately and interconnect as both are escaping Russia and the French troops, though for completely different reasons. Winterson does a masterful and magical job of storytelling as she presents these two characters and all of their passions.
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librarylapin, July 28, 2008 (view all comments by librarylapin)
This is a phenomenal book that weaves two very different and intriguing stories of Napoleonic times. Between war and genders, Winterson delivers another incredible read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802135223
Author:
Winterson, Jeanette
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Romance
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Venice
Subject:
Napoleonic wars, 1800-1815
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Winterson, Jeanette
Series Volume:
no. 322
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 6 oz

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Jeanette Wintersons 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 Venices 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.

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