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Sylvia and Ted (John MacRae Books)

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A fictional re-creation of the turbulent courtship, marriage, and separation of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.

In intense, dramatic prose, Emma Tennant unfolds a story of passion, conflict, and betrayal. Creating a series of unforgettable images she reconstructs the twentieth century's most famous literary love affair and the tempestuous triangle between Hughes, Plath, and Assia Wevill. Filled with mounting suspense and lurking danger, Sylvia and Ted is a tale that culminates in tragedy, leaving in its wake a hundred unanswered questions.

Tennant was drawn to the subject partly as a result of her past relationship with Hughes — and because of the legs that surround him and the two women who loved him. Though imaginative fiction, her novel vividly evokes the social and literary circles in which Plath and Hughes traveled and with the complexities, needs, and desires of three talented yet tortured people whose story continues to capture the imagination of readers.

Synopsis:

A fictional recreation of the turbulent courtship, marriage, and separation of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Though imaginative fiction, her novel evokes the social and literary circles in which Plath and Hughes traveled and the complexities, needs, and desires of talented yet tortured people.

About the Author

Emma Tennant's previous books include The Bad Sister, Two Women of London, Faustine, Strangers: A Family Romance, and Pemberley, a sequel to Pride and Prejudice. She has written of her relationship with Ted Hughes in Burnt Diaries. She lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805066753
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Tennant, Emma
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Poets
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Women poets
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Authors' spouses
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Suicide victims
Subject:
Triangles
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
John MacRae Books
Series Volume:
106-854
Publication Date:
20010512
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.56 x 6.02 x 0.845 in

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