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The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R

DeSanti, Carole (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R
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Love, war, and commerce converge in this lush, epic story of a woman who follows her love to Paris, only to find herself marooned, pregnant, and penniless. Set around France's Second Empire, where absinthe, prostitution, vast wealth, and cataclysmic social upheaval abound, this novel delicately explores the contrary requirements of a woman's survival--and her determination to recover the daughter she gave away.
Authors: DeSanti, Carole
Title: The unruly passions of Eugenie R
Publisher: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012
Characteristics: xi, 419 p. ; 24 cm
Notes: "A novel" -- Jacket
Summary: Love, war, and commerce converge in this lush, epic story of a woman who follows her love to Paris, only to find herself marooned, pregnant, and penniless. Set around France's Second Empire, where absinthe, prostitution, vast wealth, and cataclysmic social upheaval abound, this novel delicately explores the contrary requirements of a woman's survival--and her determination to recover the daughter she gave away.
ISBN: 0547553099
9780547553092
Branch Call Number: DESANTI C
DeSanti, C
Statement of Responsibility: Carole DeSanti
Subject Headings: France History Second Empire, 1852-1870 Fiction Self-realization in women Fiction
Topical Term: Self-realization in women
LCCN: 2011016540
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Nov 05, 2012
  • bdemian rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Richly evocative of times but the fairly interesting, if not particularly original, plot gets bogged down in solipsistic meanderings that sound straight out of an undergrad seminar.

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Jun 12, 2013
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