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ISBN: 1860491812 / ISBN-13: 9781860491818

The Transit of Venus

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  • The Transit of Venus (Virago Press Ltd) – Mass-market paperback (1995)
    by Shirley Hazzard

    The Transit of Venus

    Mass-market paperback, Virago Press Ltd
    1995
    English
    352 pages

    ISBN: 1860491812
    ISBN-13: 9781860491818

    Caro, gallant and adventurous, is one of two Australian sisters who have come to post-war England to seek their fortunes. Courted long and hopelessly by young scientist, Ted Tice, she is to find that love brings passion, sorrow, betrayal and finally hope. The milder Grace seeks fulfilment in an apparently happy marriage. But as the decades pass and the characters weave in and out of each other's lives, love, death and two slow-burning secrets wait in ambush for them.

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Reviews of The Transit of Venus

Overall customer rating: 3.334
tpjd

an overpraised writer

by tpjd on Jul 8, 2010

The plot of this book is pure Jackie Collins, talented beautiful woman gets rich older hunk, rather common hopeless lover from afar commits suicide for love of her. The style a ghastly overblown attempt at Henry James. What twaddle, I hated it so much that halfway through I sought out antis on the internet and found a woman who said she felt like going back to the bookstore and asking for a full refund. So did I.

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Beanie3
by Beanie3 on May 20, 2010

The best book I've read in a long time. The descriptive power of the author is mighty, and the plot is genuinely satisfying. History, philosophy, even romance - Hazzard hits a high five in all categories. Laguna Beach, CA

Cordelia

Plowing Ahead

by Cordelia on Oct 1, 2009

Although the style was difficult and the plot structure very strange, I found the book absorbing, especially the bits of philosophy thrown in almost carelessly. She uses metaphor at the most surprising times, but the characters stand out well delineated because of them.. A difficult but well worth plowing ahead read.

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