[Reading] ➬ The Reinvention of Love ➳ Helen Humphreys – Pccare247.us

The Reinvention of Love When Charles Sainte Beuve, An Ambitious French Journalist, Meets Victor Hugo, A Young Writer On The Verge Of Fame, He Finds Himself In A World Of Great Passions, A World In Which Words Can Become Swords But, To Charles Surprise, He Is Attracted To Victor S Long Suffering Wife, Ad Le When The Two Lovers Create A Scandale In Paris, Victor Exacts His Price For Betrayal.Set During The Tumultuous Reign Of Napoleon III, And Sweeping From France To The Channel Islands, To Halifax And Back, The Reinvention Of Love Draws A Rich Portrait Of The Old City, Where Duels Are Fought In Its Parks And Cholera Ridden Bodies Float In The Seine Along Its Narrow, Crime Filled Streets, Noble Families And Artists Chopin, George Sand, Alexandre Dumas Mix With Ordinary Citizens, Still Restless With Ideas Of Revolution And Towering Over All Is The Enormous Talent Of Victor Hugo, Who Is Quickly Becoming The Voice Of France To The World.The Reinvention Of Love Turns Historical Fact Into An Atmospheric, Delicately Wrought Story Of Inescapable Family Ties And Forbidden Love.

[Reading] ➬ The Reinvention of Love  ➳ Helen Humphreys – Pccare247.us
  • Hardcover
  • 260 pages
  • The Reinvention of Love
  • Helen Humphreys
  • English
  • 09 May 2017
  • 1846687985

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➬ The Reinvention of Love ➳ Helen Humphreys – Pccare247.us


  1. says:

    Helen Humphreys is one of my favourite authors She can spin a phrase that makes you weep with the glory of it, can break your heart in a sentence, change your mood in a paragraph.The reinvention of love is a book filled with such moments We are taken to the France of Victor Hugo, cholera, revolutions, and Napoleon, to witness a literary competition wrapped in a love affair.Every character is carefully explored, every moment enhanced The story itself, centred around Charles Sainte Beuve, pulls Helen Humphreys is one of my favourite authors She can spin a phrase that makes you weep with the glory of it, can break your heart in a sentence, change your mood in a paragraph.The reinvention of love is a book filled with such moments We are taken to the France of Victor Hugo, cholera, revolutions, and Napoleon, to witness a literary competition wrapped in a love affair.Every character is carefully explored, every moment enhan...


  2. says:

    WHY I READ THIS BOOKWhen I first heard about this book, which was just published last month, I got a bad case of I want The author s The Lost Garden is one of my favorite books, and The Reinvention of Love is about Victor Hugo, the author of another favorite book, Les Mis rables ABOUT THE BOOK The Reinvention of Love is set in France in the 1800s, and is based on real people and historical facts Charles Sainte Beuve is a book critic, and after reviewing the work of Victor Hugo, he is WHY I READ THIS BOOKWhen I first heard about this book, which was just published last month, I got a bad case of I want The author s The Lost Garden is one of my favorite books, and The Reinvention of Love is about Victor Hugo, the author of another favorite book, Les Mis rables ABOUT THE BOOK The Reinvention of Love is set in France in the 1800s, and is based on real people and historical facts Charles Sainte Beuve is a book critic, and after reviewing the work of Victor Hugo, he is invited to the author s home Charles and Victor become friendsand Charles begins an affair with Vi...


  3. says:

    Paris, romance, literature I was sure I d fall in love with The Reinvention of Love However, despite the fascinating main character and backdrop of an ever enchanting city even with cholera ridden bodies being wheeled through th...


  4. says:

    I am reaching the end of Helen Humphreys books which makes me sad This is a delightful historical romance between Victor Hugo s wife Adele and another writer Charles In usual Humphreys style it is also a meditation on broader questions about life and love Two favorite quotations Love doesn t fail We do.Who we are is determined not just by the choices we make, by how we sew events together into narrative What gives us the true measure of ourselves is how undone we can become by a single mome I am reaching the end of Helen Humphreys books which makes me sad This is a delightful historical romance between Victor Hugo s wife Adele and another writer Charles In usual Humphreys style it is also a meditati...


  5. says:

    The characters were interesting but misused I felt like the author didn t give them time to expand or become anything I wasn t invested in the story and didn t feel as if there was anything in the love between Charles and Adele that warranted further exp...


  6. says:

    didn t finish this one, which is disappointing since I usually like Helen Humphreys writing Perhaps will try it again if I appear to be in the minority.


  7. says:

    Short enough that it didn t become tedious Well written and some interesting insights into Victor Hugo.


  8. says:

    I really enjoyed this book and read it very quickly I knew very little about Victor Hugo so found it fascinating and poignant in equal measure.


  9. says:

    Dear Kindle Fire,I love you, I really do I love that I can check my personal emails, my university emails, Goodreads and Facebook in the time it usually takes my laptop just to start up I love how I can spot, download and listen to an interesting album without even needing to get out of bed But I will never read another book on you.For one, your battery life is so criminally short that, even with the wireless turned off, I had to interrupt a planned leisurely afternoon of drinking alcohol and Dear Kindle Fire,I love you, I really do I love that I can check my personal emails, my university emails, Goodreads and Facebook in the time it usually takes my laptop just to start up I love how I can spot, download and listen to an interesting album without even needing to get out of bed But I will never read another book on you.For one, your battery life is so criminally short that, even with the wireless turned off, I had to interrupt a planned leisurely afternoon of drinking alcohol and reading in the student union by needing to get a bus into town to buy another book to read when you died That and your lack of 3G make you virtually useless outside of the house.But the final nail in the coffin Your new time left in book marke...


  10. says:

    Helen Humphreys, in her last novel, gave us an evocative and enduring portrait of Coventry as it confronted World War Two bombardment Now she has written an evenpowerful novel in which nineteenth century Paris is the glowing backdrop Her book is a vivid story of impassioned lovers caught in a complicated web of family obligations and cross cutting bonds of friendship, a saga that plays out over long years in which the fierceness of love is thwarted, frustrated, even distorted, but in the Helen Humphreys, in her last novel, gave us an evocative and enduring portrait of Coventry as it confronted World War Two bombardment Now she has written an evenpowerful novel in which nineteenth century Paris is the glowing backdrop Her book is a vivid story of impassioned lovers caught in a complicated web of family obligations and cross cutting bonds of friendship, a saga that plays out over long years in which the fierceness of love is thwarted, frustrated, even distorted, but in the end never extinguished.Charles Sainte Beuve is the main character, a writer and p...

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