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The Passion
The Passion
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars, The Passion 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 o...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780802135223
ISBN-10: 0802135226
Publication Date: 8/7/1997
Pages: 176
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Publisher: Grove Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Strange, interesting and full of beautiful imagery.
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Jeanette Winterson's exquisitely poetic prose made this book a fascinating read, but I was a little bit put off by the lesbian subplot (just not my preferred reading material).