Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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 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. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Winner of the John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize , this psychological fantasty is about two disillusioned young people who seek to revive their former passions. The book is concerned with gambling, madness and androgynous sexuality amidst the dark, deceptive canals of Venice. Jeanette Winterson's first novel, "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" won the 1985 Whitbread Award for the Best First Novel.
Review: In 1985 Jeanette Winterson won the Whitbread Award for best first fiction for the semi-autobiographical Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, an often wry exploration of lesbian possibility bumping up against evangelical fanaticism. She was 25. Two years later, The Passion, her third novel, appeared, the fantastical tale of Henri--Napoleon's cook--and Villanelle, a Venetian gondolier's daughter who has webbed feet (previously an all-male attribute), works as a croupier, picks pockets, cross-dresses, and literally loses her heart to a beautiful woman. Written in a lyrical and jolting combination of fairy tale diction and rhythm and the staccato, the book would be a risky proposition in lesser hands. Winterson has said that she wanted to look at people's need to worship and examine what happens to young men in militaristic societies. The question was, how to do so without being polemical and didactic? Only she could have come up with such an exquisite answer. In the end, Henri, incarcerated on an island of madmen, becomes aware that his passion, "even though she could never return it, showed me the difference between inventing a lover and falling in love. The one is about you, the other about someone else."
Buchbeschreibung Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good+. First Edition. First printing; Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket; dust jacket is intact, has a little bit of creasing to extrems and age discoloration; no markings to the text. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000177611
Buchbeschreibung Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1988. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP96406503
Buchbeschreibung Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. Buchzustand: Good. Ships SAME or NEXT business day. We Ship to APO/FPO addr. Choose EXPEDITED shipping and receive in 2-5 business days within the United States. See our member profile for customer support contact info. We have an easy return policy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 43245295
Buchbeschreibung Atlantic Monthly Press, NY, 1988. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. The author's second book. First printing of the American edition. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper, else fine in a near fine dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 10039
Buchbeschreibung Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1988. Hardcover. 160p., very good first US edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj. Winterson's second novel, a gender-bender with lesbian content. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 199711
Buchbeschreibung Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 0871131838. Buchnummer des Verkäufers IM189770
Buchbeschreibung The Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1988. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. No markings, tight, clean. Stated First Printing. $16.95 on the front flap of the dust jacket, in a protective cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 94177
Buchbeschreibung Atlantic Monthly Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0871131838 Former library copy in Very Good Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU1280978
Buchbeschreibung Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1988. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good +. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: very good +. Book Condition: Very Good+. Minor shelfwear, dusty top edge. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Some rubbing to both front/rear, upper extremities show tiniest bit of wear. Winterson's second book. The U.S. Edition is preceded by the U.K. edition by about a year. First U.S Edition, First Printing (both stated). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000868
Buchbeschreibung Atlantic Monthly Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1988. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. A Fine, nearly as new book in a Fine dust jacket. First Printing (stated)/ First Edition. Acclaimed author's second book. Book is pristine inside and out - clean, unmarked, tight and square. Mylar protected jacket is also impeccable - fully intact, bright and clean with no markings or tears. A solid, highly collectible, nearly as new copy over all and a great story as well. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000482