The Volcano Lover: A Romance

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Based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his celebrated wife, Emma, and Lord Nelson, this novel is about sex and revolution, the fate of nature, art and the collector's obsession, and love. The author also wrote "The Benefactor", "Death Kit", "AIDS and its Metaphors" and "The Way We Live Now".

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'A panoramic, passionately feminist examination of the changing shape of Western civilisation since the Age of Enlightenment. Sontag's book is a sweeping, exquisitely detailed picture of Europe in the final decades of the eighteenth century.' Chicago Sun-Times 'The Volcano Lover seems a novel Susan Sontag was destined to write, a shift from the moral intelligence of the essayist to the intelligent heart of the novelist.' The Nation

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Susan Sontag is the author of two novels, The Benefactor and Death Kit, a volume of stories, I, etcetera, and several colections of essays, inlcuding the prize-winning On Photography. Her most recent books are AIDS and it Metaphors and The Way We Live Now. In 1990 she received a five-year fellowship from the Macarthur Foundation. She lives in New York City.

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