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The Reinvention of Love (Paperback): Helen Humphreys

The Reinvention of Love (Paperback)

Helen Humphreys

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When Charles Saint-Beuve, a French literary journalist met Victor Hugo, an ambitious young writer who intended to become famous, he was swept into a world of grand emotions, a world where words can become swords. But it is not Victor he is really attracted to - it is his wife Adele. Soon the two lovers are on the edge of a great scandal and a wounded Victor must exact his price for betrayal, a price that will change the lives of so many, including his own children. As Saint-Beuve - a man like no other man - struggles to hold on to what is left of his great love, he finds that only words can rekindle the flame. Set during the tumultuous reign of Napoleon III, this mesmerising novel draws a rich portrait of the old Paris, where duels are fought and cholera-ridden bodies float in the Seine. Towering over all is the genius of Victor Hugo, already the voice of France, eventually banished to the island of Guernsey for his opposition to the regime. In contrast come the quieter voices of two women destroyed by Hugo's ferocious literary ambition as well as the unique, acerbic and heart-breaking voice of the critic and essayist, Saint-Beuve, first Hugo's friend and then his unlikely competitor in love. An atmospheric story of delicacy and emotion, of the experience of professional jealousy and personal passion, The Reinvention of Love is an outstanding piece of fiction writing, in part about writing itself.


Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2011
Authors: Helen Humphreys
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-1-84668-833-1
Categories: Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Historical fiction
LSN: 1-84668-833-7
Barcode: 9781846688331

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