Hazzard, Shirley The Transit of Venus

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The Transit of Venus

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The Transit of Venus is considered Shirley Hazzard's most brilliant novel. It 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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'Shirley Hazzard. For me the greatest living writer on goodness and love . . . THE TRANSIT OF VENUS, was described to me by a man who knows as "the greatest novel written in the past 100 years". Having read it, I can see his point. Shirley Hazzard, the quiet, playful, lovestruck artist of love, goodness and death in the 20th century. ( Bryan Appleyard)

A wonderfully mysterious book ... Both plot and characters are many layered. Unforgettably rich ( ANNE TYLER)

A dose of the sublime .. I read it with an almost indescribable pleasure. There were sentences that brought tears of gratification to my eyes ( NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW)

An almost perfect novel ... Miss Hazard writes as well as Stendhal ( NEW YORK TIMES)

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Reissue of this highly acclaimed Virago title, a 'finely written, beautiful and tragic novel' - Hermione Lee, FT

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 198 x 127 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The masterpiece of Shirley Hazzard (1931-2016), TheTransit of Venus won the National Book Critic s Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award The Transit of Venus is considered Shirley Hazzard s most brilliant novel. It 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780140107470

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