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The transit of Venus

Autore: Shirley Hazzard
Editore: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1990.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Fiction
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Hazzard, Shirley, 1931-
Transit of Venus.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1990
(OCoLC)645066222
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0140107479 9780140107470
Numero OCLC: 21078659
Descrizione: 337 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsabilità: 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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