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The transit of Venus

Author: Shirley Hazzard
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1990.
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This book tells the story of two orphan sisters, Caroline and Grace Bell, as they leave Australia to start a new life in post-war England. What happens to these young women--seduction and abandonment, marriage and widowhood, love and betrayal--becomes as moving and wonderful and yet as predestined as the transits of the planets themselves. Gorgeously written and intricately constructed, Hazzard's novel is a story of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hazzard, Shirley, 1931-
Transit of Venus.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1990
(OCoLC)645066222
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0140107479 9780140107470
OCLC Number: 21078659
Description: 337 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Shirley Hazzard.
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This book tells the story of two orphan sisters, Caroline and Grace Bell, as they leave Australia to start a new life in post-war England. What happens to these young women--seduction and abandonment, marriage and widowhood, love and betrayal--becomes as moving and wonderful and yet as predestined as the transits of the planets themselves. Gorgeously written and intricately constructed, Hazzard's novel is a story of place: Sydney, London, New York, Stockholm; of time: from the fifties to the eighties; and above all, of women and men in their passage through the displacements and absurdities of modern life.

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