Passion: A Novel of the Romantic Poets

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Macmillan, Sep 5, 2006 - Fiction - 544 pages
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Theirs was a world of obsession, genius, and above all...

In the turbulent years of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, three poets—Byron, Shelley, and Keats—come to prominence, famous and infamous, for their vivid personalities, and their glamorous, shocking, and sometimes tragic lives. In this electrifying novel, those lives are explored through the eyes of the women who knew and loved them—intensely, scandalously.

Four women from widely different backgrounds are linked by a sensational fate. Mary Shelley: the gifted daughter of gifted parents, for whom passion leads to exile, loss, and a unique fame. Lady Caroline Lamb: born to fabulous wealth and aristocratic position, who risks everything for the ultimate love affair. Fanny Brawne: her quiet, middle-class girlhood is transformed—and immortalized—by a disturbing encounter with genius. Augusta Leigh: the unassuming poor relation who finds herself flouting the greatest of all taboos.

With the originality, richness, and daring of the poets themselves, Passion presents the Romantic generation in a new and unforgettable light.

 

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Historical fiction told from the points of view of women who loved three of the most famous Romatnic poets: Byron, Shelley, and Keats. It hews very closely to the known facts, revealing opinions and ... Read full review

Passion: A Novel

User Review  - Neal Wyatt - Book Verdict

Watching Bright Star just makes you want to have more of the romance between Keats and Brawne, and Morgan's novel delivers in lovely, lush prose. This is the story of the many doomed loves of the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
25
Section 3
37
Section 4
51
Section 5
66
Section 6
77
Section 7
120
Section 8
146
Section 18
415
Section 19
437
Section 20
457
Section 21
476
Section 22
516
Section 23
532
Section 24
537
Section 25
538

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
253
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
343
Section 16
361
Section 17
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Section 26
539
Section 27
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Section 28
543
Section 29
545
Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
550
Section 33
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About the author (2006)

JUDE MORGAN, who lives in England, studied creative writing with Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter.

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