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Based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his celebrated wife, Emma, and Lord Nelson, The Volcano Lover is about revolution, the fate of nature, the condition of women, and above all, love. 2 cassettes.
"A great novel. It repeatedly scales heights of complex thought, passion, and expression that few American writers ever approach, while reimagining a majestic love story in dazzling style."—Philadelphia Inquirer
"A panoramic, passionately feminist examination of the changing shape of Western civilization since the Age of Enlightenment. Sontag's book is a sweeping, exquisitely detailed picture of Europe in the final decades of the eighteenth century."—Chicago Sun-Times
"A slippery, intelligent, provocative, and gripping book."—The Washington Post Book World
"A novel Susan Sontag was destined to write, a shift from the moral intelligence of the essayist to the intelligent heart of the novelist. To her admirers, the novel will only confirm her originality, and perhaps win over a whole new set of readers. For The Volcano Lover is not just a thinking woman's (or man's) historical romance but a sly, luminously insightful, provocative novel."—The Nation
"A brilliant performance."—Chicago Tribune
"An historical tour de force. This tale of eighteenth-century romance and revolution is certain to charm readers who enjoy the postmodern potboilers of Umberto Eco and A. S. Byatt."—Kirkus Review
Posted April 7, 2009
Posted December 7, 2008
It was THAT boring. Don't bother with this book. The author seems as if she just stepped out of a Literature 101 class and is presenting her lessons learned with overwritten tedious bits of information that have no direction or placement in the story. It constantly goes from one place to the next. With that she throws in all these "places" that you must refer back to as reading. Basically it sucks and it's BORING. that's it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 3, 2013
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