The Volcano Lover: A Romance


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$23.00  $21.39
Picador USA
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5.5 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Susan Sontag's most recent novel, In America, won the National Book Award in 2000. She has written novels, stories, plays, and essays. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work.


"A passionate and often radical novel of ideas that affords all the old-fashioned pleasures of a traditional historical novel." --The New York Times

"A great novel. It repeatedly scales heights of complex thought, passion, and expression that few American writers ever approach, while reimagining a majestic love story in dazzling style." --Philadelphia Inquirer

"A panoramic, passionately feminist examination of the changing shape of Western civilization 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

"A slippery, intelligent, provocative, and gripping book." --The Washington Post Book World

"A novel Susan Sontag was destined to write, a shift from the moral intelligence of the essayist to the intelligent heart of the novelist. To her admirers, the novel will only confirm her originality, and perhaps win over a whole new set of readers. For The Volcano Lover is not just a thinking woman's (or man's) historical romance but a sly, luminously insightful, provocative novel." --The Nation

"A brilliant performance." --Chicago Tribune

"An historical tour de force. This tale of eighteenth-century romance and revolution is certain to charm readers who enjoy the postmodern potboilers of Umberto Eco and A. S. Byatt." --Kirkus Review