The Transit of Venus Shirley Hazzard

The Transit of Venus

Author: Shirley Hazzard
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Book Title
The Transit of Venus
Author
Shirley Hazzard
ISBN
9780140107470
The masterpiece of Shirley Hazzard (1931-2016), The Transit of Venus won the National Book Critics' 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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Shirley HazzardPublisher: Penguin BooksPublished: 09/01/1990ISBN: 9780140107470Pages: 352Weight: 0.52lbsSize: 7.72h x 5.12w x 0.63dAward: National Book Critics Circle Award - WinnerReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 08/24/1990
The masterpiece of Shirley Hazzard (1931-2016), The Transit of Venus won the National Book Critics' 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Shirley Hazzard
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 09/01/1990
ISBN: 9780140107470
Pages: 352
Weight: 0.52lbs
Size: 7.72h x 5.12w x 0.63d
Award: National Book Critics Circle Award - Winner

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 08/24/1990
The masterpiece of Shirley Hazzard (1931-2016), The Transit of Venus won the National Book Critics' 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Shirley Hazzard
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 09/01/1990
ISBN: 9780140107470
Pages: 352
Weight: 0.52lbs
Size: 7.72h x 5.12w x 0.63d
Award: National Book Critics Circle Award - Winner

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 08/24/1990