The Volcano Lover : A Romance, Paperback Book

The Volcano Lover : A Romance Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series

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A historical romance, Sontag's book is based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his wife, Emma, and Lord Nelson in the final decades of the eighteenth century.

Passionately examining the shape of Western civilization since the Age of Enlightenment, Sontag's novel is an exquisitely detailed picture of revolution, the fate of nature, art and love.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Adult & contemporary romance
  • ISBN: 9780141190112

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A book that shows the seams - looks and feels constructed. In a historical novel that's not a bad thing, or so seems to be Sontag's theory. With the characters addressing the readers from "the beyond" at the end, it has a feel of the Spoon River Anthology... Some powerful stuff - this is sticking with me in a way I hadn't expected...

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