Mortal Love

Mortal Love

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by Elizabeth Hand
     
 

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In the Victorian Age, a mysterious and irresistible woman becomes entwined in the lives of several artists, both as a muse and as the object of all-consuming obsession. Radborne Comstock, one of the early twentieth century's most brilliant young painters, is helpless under her dangerous spell.

In modern-day London, journalist Daniel Rowlands meets a beguiling

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In the Victorian Age, a mysterious and irresistible woman becomes entwined in the lives of several artists, both as a muse and as the object of all-consuming obsession. Radborne Comstock, one of the early twentieth century's most brilliant young painters, is helpless under her dangerous spell.

In modern-day London, journalist Daniel Rowlands meets a beguiling woman who holds the secret to invaluable — and lost — Pre-Raphaelite paintings, while wealthy dilettante-actor Valentine Comstock is consumed by enigmatic visions.

Swirling between eras and continents, Mortal Love is the intense tale of unforgettable characters caught in a whirlwind of art, love, and intrigue that will take your breath away.

Editorial Reviews

Michael Dirda
“A brilliant novel like Elizabeth Hand’s recent Mortal Love deserves all the readers it can get.”
Peter Straub
“ I think she has written the best book of her generation.”
John Crowley
“Don’t turn the pages too fast–if you can help it.”
Kelly Link
“You don’t so much read this novel as drink it down, like absinthe.”
James Reese
“A great gothic read, and one that dishes up all the dark delights.”
Alisa Kwitney
“Mortal Love is a wildly intelligent, dangerously sexy read.”
People Magazine
"A literary page-turner…deeply pleasurable…Hand’s lushly worded tale is consistently gripping. … A delightful waking dream." (Four stars)
People
“A literary page-turner…deeply pleasurable…Hand’s lushly worded tale is consistently gripping. … A delightful waking dream.” (Four stars)
Washington Post Book World
“At once a painting in prose, an investigation into artistic obsession and a re-evaluation…. Ambitious and richly imagined.”
Village Voice
“The novel succeeds as both a thriller and a meditation on the mysterious nature of inspiration.”
BookPage
“A lushly written treat that is also that rarest of things, a thought-provoking literary page-turner.”
Detroit Free Press
“Mortal Love is bewitching, sexy, creepy and, under all, dazzlingly romantic.”
Bradford Morrow
“Elizabeth Hand is a writer whose vision, and whose writing into that extraordinary vision of hers, is exceptional…”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060755348
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

What People are saying about this

Peter Straub
“ I think she has written the best book of her generation.”
Michael Dirda
“A brilliant novel like Elizabeth Hand’s recent Mortal Love deserves all the readers it can get.”
Kelly Link
“You don’t so much read this novel as drink it down, like absinthe.”
Bradford Morrow
“Elizabeth Hand is a writer whose vision, and whose writing into that extraordinary vision of hers, is exceptional…”
John Crowley
“Don’t turn the pages too fastif you can help it.”
Alisa Kwitney
“Mortal Love is a wildly intelligent, dangerously sexy read.”
James Reese
“A great gothic read, and one that dishes up all the dark delights.”

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