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Author: Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 0747509441
Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 1991; New Ed edition (1991)
Rating: 4.1
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Jeanette Winterson’s 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 Jeanette Winterson’s novels have established her as one of the most important young writers in world literature

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Jeanette Winterson’s novels have established her as one of the most important young writers in world literature.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The Passion is perhaps her most highly acclaimed work. The Passionis 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 Passionintertwines 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.

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Comments (7)
Granirad
This novel is set during the Napoleonic wars, an era that provides a fascinating backdrop, a lot of interesting historical details, and a ground-level look at the French army’s suicidal advance into Russia. This is a love story that isn’t your traditional romance. One character is in love with an ideal that slowly erodes as he follows Napoleon into Russia. The other is in love with a mysterious woman who literally captures her heart. The novel drifts between allegory, concrete facts, whimsy, and dash of surrealism. The main characters are fantastic, and the supporting cast are an intriguing rogues gallery, but what sets it apart for me is the beautiful writing. I literally could not put this down.
Nirad
A non stop tour de force. Required reading for a class but I read it in one sitting. Amazing prose and beautiful subtext, this book moves you and helps put words to feelings you didn’t know you needed.
Gavirus
Jeannette Winterson never ceases to amaze me with her ability to write in such a way that you are pulled into the story within the first sentence, and she does not disappoint as the tale goes on. A fun, but deeply thoughtful, intelligent read, without being 'intellectual'. There is much in the book that makes you see with the eyes of the soul, while keeping you fascinated. I am always a bit sad to finish with one of her books, as I wish them to go on, and I've turned around and re-read a couple of them. (this is the third I've read). This story is full of delicious twists of plot and characters, intertwined with enough history (Obviously well researched) to keep you mesmerized to the finish.
Golden freddi
Originally I ordered this book for a class and was dreading reading it. But, as I read the story swallowed me whole and really made an impact. This story is unlike so much I have read, I highly recommend this book for anyone and everyone. I don't want to say too much about the plot because you need to read it to fully appreciate what happens and whats going on. I will say this: It is a story about Passion, love, infatuation, how people steal your heart and never give it back. It is not a "romance novel" that you buy for 99 cents at a dollar store, its a very real story that is about all different kinds of love, not just romantic. This story is historical fiction but written like fantasy. Great characters and an amazing plot. If I could read this again for the first time, I would.
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
Perhaps all romance is like that; not a contract between equal parties but an explosion of dreams and desires that can find no outlet in everyday life. Only a drama will do and while the fireworks last the sky is a different colour. -Jeanette Winterson
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Henri, a poor country boy joins the French military to follow his passion: Bonaparte. His tour of duty takes him on Napoleon's marches, and one is treated to an inside of look at being a soldier in Bonaparte's army. Napoleon's passion for fighting has him take his armies into Moscow. Concurrently, a woman gives birth to a child in Venice. The child's father is a Boatman, and those children, according to legend, can walk on water. The child turns out to be a girl, but is nonetheless a Boatman's Daughter. She has a passion for gambling, and meets the love of her life and finds another passion, in the process losing her heart. After her heart has been broken, she marries a cruel, fat Frenchman and exults in his passion for debasing her. Her destiny takes her to Moscow, where she meets Henri. Henri's passion for the Boatman's daughter proves to be no small thing in his own destiny.
Set in magical, eternal cities, encompassing a time which captivates the imagination, and written in beautiful prose, this work is emminently readable, and entirely riveting. There are beautiful heart-stopping phrases worth quoting on every page -- words which, by their beauty, make this spellbinding tale a lyrical journey of discovery. There are many kinds of passions in this piece, and following each to its end, and savoring each as it comes, is a bittersweet and very poignant experience. Do it! Highly Recommended!
Jek
Every once in a while you come acrossed a book that is so vastly superior to that which you normally read, that you know how hat you will read it again and again.