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Passion - Jude Morgan

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Title
Passion
Author
Jude Morgan
format
Paperback
Type
BOOK
Publisher
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Language
English
UK Publication Date
20040705

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They were the Romantic generation, famous and infamous, and in their short, extraordinary lives, they left a legacy of glamorous and often shocking legend. In PASSION the interwoven lives and vivid personalities of Byron, Shelley and Keats are explored through the eyes of the women who knew and loved them - scandalously, intensely and sometimes tragically.



From the salons of the Whig nobles and the penury and vitality of Grub Street, to the beauty and corruption of Venice and the carrion field of Waterloo, PASSION presents the Romantic generation in a new and dramatic light - actors in a stormy history that unleashed the energies of the modern world.

Jude Morgan was born and brought up in Peterborough on the edge of the Fens and was a student on the University of East Anglia MA Course in Creative Writing under Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter.

'I loved Jude Morgan's Passion, which seems to me to achieve exactly what historical fiction is for, namely, to illuminate the past to the present...it's compellingly well-written, and stylish with it' Joanna Trollope, Observer
Joanna Trollope,Observer

'I loved Jude Morgan's Passion, which seems to me to achieve exactly what historical fiction is for, namely, to illuminate the past to the present...it's compellingly well-written, and stylish with it' Joanna Trollope, Observer
Joanna Trollope,Observer

'This is an engrossing tale that will charm and enthral readers in equal measure' Hot Stars and Star magazine

'Beautifully written, with fresh metaphors and convincing voices' Tracy Chevalier, Observer
Tracy Chevalier,Observer

'I can't remember when I last read a book that was so elegantly and stylishly written and yet at the same time so absolutely engrossing and compelling' Diane Pearson (legendary editor at Transworld, bestselling author and Chair of the RNA)
Diane Pearson (legendary editor at Transworld, bes

'Once Passion gathers pace, it becomes unputdownable. Stunningly well researched, its multi-stranded epic qualities can't fail to hook and seduce' Guardian , 13/11/04
Guardian

Tracy Chevalier

'Thank you very much indeed for sending me Passion. I will do everything I can for this book by word of mouth because I quite agree with you, it is a terrific read, with a most original and interesting style and was beautifully researched. It was the first time I have ever read about Byron where I could believe in his charm. Thank you so much for letting me read it early and all possible good luck with the publication. Please pass on my warm congratulations to the author' Joanna Trollope, June 2004
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Joanna Trollope

'It's hard to describe this huge, ambitious historical novel without coming over like a Hollywood film pitch: 'the Romantic poets - and the women who loved them', but in depicting the lives of four women who were romantically involved with Byron, Shelley and Keats, Morgan has pulled off an epic feat both of imagination and of research... Morgan takes us deep into the souls of these extraordinary women, filling us with admiration for their defiance of convention' Marie Claire, August 2004 issue
Marie Claire

'A treat for all lovers of historical fiction' Sunday Express magazine, 12/6/05

'Entertaining, well written and very informative' Sainsbury's magazine, June 2005

'A big book in both style and ambition: a flamboyant, confident and endlessly inventive novel about Shelley, Byron, Keats - and wives, girlfriends, babies, sisters, travels, debts, terrors, conquests, heartbreaks. You would hardly think it could be done, but Morgan has captured not just the fabulous aura of these Romantic icons, but also their human particularity, and woven their stories together in a manner that is both entertaining and elegant' Hilary Mantel, Guardian , 16/6/05
Hilary Mantel,Guardian

'This is a sensational story of money, marriage and, above all, high-wrought emotion... A sprightly, intelligent romp through chartered territory' Kirkus Reviews 1/8/05

'Carefully researched, deeply imagined and gorgeously written novel... Dense, empathetic, detailed portraits of each woman lift them above their iconography... Morgan brings a fascinating past to brilliant light'

Keyword Index
Poets, English - 19th century - Relations with women - Fiction.|Romanticism - Fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
544