When Charles Sainte-Beuve, a French journalist, met Victor Hugo, an
ambitious young writer, he was swept into a world of grand
emotions, a world where words can become swords. But Charles'
attraction moves on from Victor, to his wife Adele. Soon the two
lovers are on the edge of a great scandale and a wounded Victor
must exact his price for betrayal.Set during the tumultuous reign
of Napoleon III, this mesmerising novel draws a rich portrait of
old Paris, where duels were fought and cholera-ridden bodies float
in the Seine. An atmospheric story of delicacy and emotion, The
Reinvention of Love brings together the voices of two women
destroyed by Victor Hugo's ferocious ambition, and the unique,
acerbic and heart-breaking voice of Charles Sainte-Beuve, first
Hugo's friend and then his unlikely competitor in love.
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