The Passion by Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson’s novels have established her as one of the most important young writers in world literature. The Passion is perhaps her most highly acclaimed work, a modern classic that confirms her special claim on the novel. 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.

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The 724th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 38th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  2. - 100 Novels That Shaped Our World (BBC)

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The Passion (Winterson, Jeanette) Kindle Edition 483332 2007
La pasion / The Passion (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 7945208 $19.99 $43.65 2007
By Jeanette Winterson - The Passion (12.2.1996) Paperback 2479311 $24.42 $2.47 1996
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