Synopses & Reviews
Set in 18th century Naples, based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his celebrated wife Emma, and Lord Nelson, and peopled with many of the great figures of the day, this unconventional, bestselling historical romance from the National Book Award-winning author of In America
touches on themes of sex and revolution, the fate of nature, art and the collector's obsessions, and, above all, love.
Based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his celebrated wife Emma, and Lord Nelson, THE VOLCANO LOVER is about revolution, the fate of nature, the condition of women, operatic emotions and stories from "Don Giovanni to "Tosca, art and the collector's obsessions, and above all, love.
About the Author
s most recent novel, In America
, won the National Book Award in 2000. She has written novels, stories, plays, and essays. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work.