Synopses & Reviews
The author of the New York Times bestseller The Time Traveler's Wife returns with another evocative novel in pictures, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2005's The Three Incestuous Sisters. The Adventuress follows the dreamlike journey of an alchemist's daughter. After she is kidnapped by a lascivious baron, she turns herself into a moth and flees to the garden of a charming butterfly collector named Napoleon Bonaparte. The story of how the two become lovers, and how their affair ends in tragedy and transcendence, is told through Niffenegger's spare prose and haunting aquatint etchings. With a stunning and distinctive visual style reminiscent of the work of Edward Gorey, this gothic romance packs the emotional heft of the world's great fairy tales. It will delight fans of the author's previous works and enchant an entirely new legion of readers.
The author of "The Time Traveler's Wife" returns to the visual novel form she explored in "The Three Incestuous Sisters". Lavish prints and spare, lyrical prose combine to tell the story of an alchemist's daughter who escapes kidnap into the arms of a man named Napoleon Bonaparte, with whom she shares a passionate romance.