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Title:The Passion
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Grove Press
ISBN:0802135226
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Number of Pages:176
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Magical realism, Glbt, Queer, Historical

The Passion by Jeanette Winterson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Passion Jeanette Winterson s novels have established her as one of the most important young writers in world literature i The Passion i 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 i The Passion i 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

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