The Passion

. . Magical touches dance like highlights over the brilliance of this fairy tale about passion, gambling, madness, and androgynous ecstasy.” —Edmund White

The Passion

A magical, wonderful modern classic about the destinies of Napoleon’s faithful cook and the daughter of a Venetian boatman. 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 meets their singular destiny. In her unique and mesmerizing voice, Jeanette Winterson’s “concentrated, beautifully detailed prose” (The New York Times) unfurls a “historical novel quite different from any other” (Vanity Fair). “Recalls García Márquez . . . Magical touches dance like highlights over the brilliance of this fairy tale about passion, gambling, madness, and androgynous ecstasy.” —Edmund White

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The Passion
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Jeanette Winterson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-01 - Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

A magical, wonderful modern classic about the destinies of Napoleon’s faithful cook and the daughter of a Venetian boatman. 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;
Jeanette Winterson
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Susana Onega
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-19 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

This is the first full-length study of Jeanette Winterson’s complete oeuvre, offering detailed analysis of her nine novels as well as addressing her non-fiction and minor fictional work. Susana Onega combines the study of formal issues such as narrative structure, perspective and point of view with thematic analyses approached from
Jeanette Winterson
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Sonya Andermahr
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-25 - Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

In this comprehensive introduction to Winterson's work, Sonya Andermahr considers its significance in the context of contemporary British culture and literary history. Including an interview with the author, this guide offers an accessible reading of all Winterson's work and an overview of the varied critical reception this has received.
Jeanette Winterson’s Narratives of Desire
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Shareena Z. Hamzah-Osbourne
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-06 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Putting forward a new theory of fetishism - alternative fetishism - this book provides an up-to-date examination of the work of Jeanette Winterson, offering fresh perspectives and new insights on the topics of gender, sexuality, and identity in her writing. Combining contemporary theories in psychoanalytical and cultural studies, it proposes
Jeanette Winterson
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Jonathan Noakes, Margaret Reynolds
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-31 - Publisher: Random House

In Vintage Living Texts, teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Jeanette Winterson. Vintage Living Texts is unique in that it offers an in-depth interview with Jeanette Winterson, relating specifically to the texts under discussion. This guide deals with Winterson's themes, genre and narrative technique,