Cloth. First American Edition. Fine in dj. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Passion consumes Henri, a chef with Napoleon's army, and Villanelle, who has lost her heart to a married noblewoman, until the two meet at the gates of Moscow and form a bond based on bitter loss
Review: In 1985 Jeanette Winterson won the Whitbread Award for best first fiction for the semi-autobiographical Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, an often wry exploration of lesbian possibility bumping up against evangelical fanaticism. She was 25. Two years later, The Passion, her third novel, appeared, the fantastical tale of Henri--Napoleon's cook--and Villanelle, a Venetian gondolier's daughter who has webbed feet (previously an all-male attribute), works as a croupier, picks pockets, cross-dresses, and literally loses her heart to a beautiful woman. Written in a lyrical and jolting combination of fairy tale diction and rhythm and the staccato, the book would be a risky proposition in lesser hands. Winterson has said that she wanted to look at people's need to worship and examine what happens to young men in militaristic societies. The question was, how to do so without being polemical and didactic? Only she could have come up with such an exquisite answer. In the end, Henri, incarcerated on an island of madmen, becomes aware that his passion, "even though she could never return it, showed me the difference between inventing a lover and falling in love. The one is about you, the other about someone else."
Title: THE PASSION.
Publisher: NY: ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS. 1988
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1988. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # U9780871131836
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1988. Condition: Very Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP96406503
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1988. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP9711981
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2834997996
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2867146437
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 0871131838 Item in acceptable condition including possible liquid damage. As well, answers may be filled in. Lastly, may be missing components, e.g. missing DVDs, CDs, Access Code, etc. Seller Inventory # Z0871131838Z4
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr. Condition: Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Slightly dampstained. Seller Inventory # K03D-03064
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. First Edition. First printing; Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket; dust jacket is intact, has a little bit of creasing to extrems and age discoloration; no markings to the text. Seller Inventory # mon0000177611
Book Description Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Seller Inventory # G0871131838I3N10
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr. Condition: Acceptable. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (the dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes in pen or highlighter. This item was a donation to Goodwill of Greater Washington. Thanks for your order from Goodwill of Greater Washington. Seller Inventory # F-08-03822